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Three years ago, Rebecca Forkey was a 24-year-old woman heading to the gym, training for a bodybuilding competition. Little did she know, her physical fitness is likely what kept her alive in a car accident that would have killed most people, her doctors now say. Driver

The Missouri woman is now quadriplegic. She hopes one day to regain some use of her hands and arms. Her physical therapy is intensive, and while she makes strides, she’s likely to remain permanently disabled the rest of her life.

Now 27, the East Bay Times reported she just secured a $24 million settlement against the employer of the so-called “Good Samaritan” who nearly killed her while trying to do the right thing.  Continue reading

Slight Decline in Traffic Fatalities Reported First Half of 2013 Roadways in the state of Florida may be getting a little safer, but the fight isn’t over yet.  According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preliminary data regarding traffic accident fatalities that occurred during the first 6 months of 2013 show an estimated 5 percent decrease from the total number of motor vehicle accident fatalities witnessed during the same time period last year.

Although officials have not been able to pinpoint a reason for the decrease, they are hoping there’s a good reason behind it and that it’s not just a blip in the numbers.

“We are encouraged to see this downward trend and will remain vigilant to keep our roads as safe as possible,” said Janet Froetscher with the NSC.

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