The Season of Death

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

We know that summertime brings far too many fatal accidents. But you may be surprised if you dig into the numbers.

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David Bley from North West, GA

Back in the mid '70's I worked in a trauma unit. I heard that greater than 90% of all admissions were drug or alcohol related. It may be an interesting data point to check on.

Aug. 08 2012 08:24 PM

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