Those who are dedicated to giving back to their communities often leave an indelible mark on the lives of all whom they have touched. When a tragedy takes of the life of one of these generous individuals, their death often affects more than their families. One Arizona community is mourning the loss of a loved one after he was killed on the job.
Far too often, there are reports of "man's best friend" inflicting serious injuries, especially when that best friend is a breed that has a reputation as being dangerous. When these types of dogs attack, victims can suffer permanent disfigurement along with emotional scars. Though several Arizona communities have enacted laws that restrict ownership of potentially dangerous breeds, these frightening attacks occur far too frequently.
Almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many of those pedestrians were adults. However, some of them were children who may not have known how to be safe around traffic. Most adults know how to stay safe as pedestrians, but young children need to be taught these safety skills.
In 2018, an estimated 3,000 motorcyclists were seriously injured or killed in motorcycle crashes on Arizona roads. As a result, one organization believes there is an urgent need for an effective course on motorcycle safety. In a program that is the only one of its kind in the country, motorcyclists have access to a safety course that offers scholarships to help pay for the course fees.