Avoid Pedestrian Accidents This Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner and as such, families all across the state of Washington have begun to prepare for the celebration.  While most U.S. drivers expect to see trick-or-treaters walking in the dark during the scary holiday, official statistics show that, every year, children are injured in accidents while celebrating.  According to research …

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Salmonella Outbreak: Over 600 People Sick Over Contaminated Onions

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A salmonella outbreak that is spreading across the country prompted ProSource Inc. to launch a nationwide onion recall. So far, 652 people have fallen ill after being infected with the Salmonella Oranienburg strain that was linked to the fresh whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico. Affected products include red, yellow, and white onions with import …

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Washington Impacted By Pork Meat Recall, USDA Announces

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Over 10,000 pounds of pork meat are being recalled over lacking inspections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products were distributed to stores in several states. Washington was also impacted.  According to the reports, the Illinois-based Evans Food Group Ltd. is recalling 10,359 pounds of pork meat …

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Three Wildlife-Related Accidents Reported In Whatcom County In One Day

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A day after southbound Interstate 5 was shut down because of a series of accidents caused by wildlife, a second deer prompted another I-5 crash within Bellingham city limits. On the same night, a third deer caused yet another freeway accident just north of Ferndale. According to a Washington State Patrol trooper, officials aren’t used …

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This Fall, Prepare Your Home For Winter To Prevent House Fires

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Fall is the best time to get our homes prepared for winter. All too often, however, we ignore the potential risks of allowing heating units to go unchecked, increasing the risk of house fires. That’s why it is important to check now for any issues. Before temperatures begin to drop dramatically, keep it in mind …

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Washington Officials: Deadly Accidents Involving Emergency Personnel, Tow Truck Drivers On The Rise

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Since December, two Washington tow truck technicians lost their lives, one suffered an injury that led to a leg amputation, and another received injuries to the lower part of his body while assisting a disabled motorist. To those whose work involves helping stranded motorists along the shoulders of our busy roads, these accidents are seemingly …

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Volvo Announces Major Airbag-Related Recall Following Fatal Accident

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Volvo is recalling over 460,000 vehicles over fatal airbag-related issues. The manufacturer stated that because impacted cars come with airbag components that could rupture into metal fragments in the event of an accident, they pose a risk of serious and even deadly injuries.  The firm stated that 260,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in …

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