The number of deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents continued to rise both nationally and locally, according information released by the National Safety Council (NSC) and the city of Chicago.
Although most of us associate winter with the holidays, joy, and fun, they can have a dark side that can catch you off guard: winter-related injuries. Winter tends to provide bitter cold and dangerous wind chills. Sub-zero temperatures present hazards everywhere, from frozen pipes at home to icy roadways. For those who must do some walking in these treacherous conditions or desire to get some exercise in, icy and deceptively slick sidewalks can increase your chances of falling, leading to painful consequences.