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As Trampoline Park popularity grows, so do injuries.

What can be better for parents than an open space where kids can run, jump, and play? Trampoline parks are gaining popularity, but doctors say they are not worth the risk of injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that trampoline park child injuries have increased tenfold over the last four years. The parks are …

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2 Philadelphia children suffer severe injuries from illegal explosive devices

Two Philadelphia children suffered severe injuries as a result of illegal firecracker and explosive devices. A 12-year-old boy lost his finger and also suffered severe hand injuries after an illegal device exploded in his hand in Philadelphia. This followed an explosion that occurred eight days earlier in a Kensington home, when a 9-year-old girl suffered …

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Vision Zero Philadelphia: What is it?

On June 22nd, Philadelphia held its 4th annual Juneteenth parade on 52nd Street in West Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is a popular annual celebration to commemorate the end of slavery and embrace African-American history. The celebration of freedom drew large crowds and was received positively by …

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Getting Your Motorcycle Ready for Philadelphia Spring and Summer

It seems that winter has finally turned the corner and now spring and summer are full steam ahead. This means many people are getting their motorcycles out of the garage or shed and tuning them up to take them on the road. It’s important to remember that there are steps you could take in getting …

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: What Does That Mean and How Can You Avoid Accidents?

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is a publicity and promotional campaign designed to expand the educational knowledge about the dangers of distracted driving and how to prevent critical accidents. Nearly every injury from a car accident that falls under the umbrella of distracted driving in Philadelphia could have been prevented. Most vehicle accidents …

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Harrisburg man killed in motorcycle crash during funeral for cyclist

A man killed in a motorcycle crash in Harrisburg last week died while riding in a funeral procession for a friend who died in a motorcycle crash. Luis Arroyo, 21, along with many of his friends were on motorcycles following behind a hearse containing the body of their friend Gerald “Chucky” Soto.  Soto was killed …

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IKEA Beach Chair Recall from Conshohocken PA Headquarters due to Reported Collapse and Finger Amputation Injuries

Before the spring thaw, IKEA has recalled over 30,000 MYSINGSÖ beach chairs distributed from their Conshohocken, PA headquarters. Numerous injuries have been reported when the beach chairs collapse, causing fall and finger amputation injuries. IKEA has received 13 reports of incidents with the beach chairs, with 10 incidents including injuries and 6 resulting in fingertip amputations. …

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