accidents http://ripr.org en Calls For Median On Pell Bridge Grow Louder http://ripr.org/post/calls-median-pell-bridge-grow-louder <p>The Newport City Council approved a resolution urging the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to install a center barrier. The move by the Council follows a fatal head-on collision that took place on the Pell Bridge on Christmas Eve.</p><p>In the incident, police say a 75-year-old man swerved into oncoming traffic. He later died of his injuries.</p><p>Newport joins Middletown and Jamestown in approving the resolution. All of Newport County has been asked to do the same.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:40:22 +0000 John Bender 27508 at http://ripr.org Suicide now kills more people than car wrecks http://ripr.org/post/suicide-now-kills-more-people-car-wrecks <p>A troubling finding out this week in the <em>American Journal of Public Health</em>.The <a href="http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300960">article</a>, “Leading Causes of Unintentional and Intentional Injury Mortality: United States, 2000-2009,” by Ian R. H. Rockett, et al., looked at data from the National Center for Health Statistics on all kinds of intentional and accidental&nbsp; injury-related deaths, and in particular at five causes: suicide, car accidents, homicide, poisoning, and falls. Here’s what they found:</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8289 at http://ripr.org