Medicine: Seat Belts & Safety

Dodger Catcher Roy Campanella was driving at only 30 m.p.h. one winter evening in 1958, when his car skidded into a utility pole. Despite the moderate speed, Campy broke his bull neck in the crackup; he was paralyzed for life, from the chest down. Just one year later, Campy was driven into another accident. This time the car was going 40; the driver and two other passengers wound up in a hospital. But Campy was unhurt. Having learned the hard way that most traffic accidents happen at low speeds and close to home, the...

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