As a senior citizen, driving is a great way for you to stay independent and mobile. Since 1999, the number of licensed older drivers has increased by about 50 percent, possibly due to the high number of Baby Boomers on the road. Regrettably, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 16 seniors are killed and 648 are injured every day on average. The CDC reports that the higher rate is not due to the number of crashes, but due to an increased risk of medical complications because an older driver has health problems which exacerbate injuries in an accident.
Two vehicles can collide in a variety of ways, but rear-end collisions are one of the more frequent types of accidents. Whether a car stops short or a driver isn't paying attention, these types of car collisions can cause a lot of vehicle damage and serious injuries. Two local people, one of which is a Ponca City resident, are recovering from injuries they received after a recent collision.