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Elder Abuse

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Older Americans across the country experience abuse, exploitation, and neglect.  Oftentimes, victims are too frail to protect themselves as the people they depend on for care are the very perpetrators of the abuse.  Other times they are victims to strangers to take advantage of their vulnerability and naivete. If you or a loved one… Read More »

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Child Danger: Pesticides

By Hasson D. Barnes |

While we all understand that pesticides are poisons that can be dangerous to anyone, many parents do not realize that 13 percent of all poisoning incidents involving children occur in someone else’s home.  If your child suffers from pesticide poisoning in the home of a friend or neighbor, or perhaps at a park or… Read More »

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Distracted Driving In Maryland – What You Should Know

By Hasson D. Barnes |

These days it seems Americans are so accustomed to multi-talking that we’ve come to believe we are invincible when it comes to doing multiple tasks in addition to driving.  And it’s true– people get away with eating, texting, and other activities while behind the wheel every day. Unfortunately, it’s really a game of Russian… Read More »

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Dangers Related To Space Heaters

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When a public housing project went up in flames in the Bronx, it was just one of about 1,700 fires in the United States that were blamed on space heaters every year. The Bronx fire resulted in 19 deaths and over 30 hospitalizations—all the result of a malfunctioning space heater. While many people rely… Read More »

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Move Over!

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Dozens of troopers are hit while assisting motorists on the side of the road every year.  In addition to these tragedies, many motorists are killed annually as they attempt to change a flat tire or deal with a disabled vehicle on the roadside. Working on behalf of Maryland motorists, emergency responders, highway construction workers,… Read More »

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Highway Fatalities

By Hasson D. Barnes |

For unknown reasons, a vehicle in Prince George’s County careened off of the road and into a tree at 2:00 a.m., killing two occupants and sending a third to a local hospital.  Days earlier, another driver in Forestville died the same way. Tragically, these are just three of hundreds of fatal crashes that have… Read More »

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Construction Site Accidents

By Hasson D. Barnes |

With construction going on everywhere you look, it’s not surprising that construction site accidents are on the rise.  One worker in the Fairfield area recently fell into a trench and found himself buried neck deep in the trench. A month before that accident, a wall crushed two workers on a Fells Point construction site. … Read More »

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When Vehicles Collide Into Buildings

By Hasson D. Barnes |

Imagine settling into a quiet evening at home, when suddenly an SUV comes careening in through your front window!  That’s exactly what happened in a Hampden home in May of 2021.  Fortunately, in this instance no one in the home was injured, although the driver of the SUV had to be hospitalized. In another… Read More »

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Is The School Bus Stop Safe For Kids?

By Hasson D. Barnes |

When we send our kids off to school, we anticipate they’ll learn a lot and come home to us safely.  For some of us, however, those ideas fall apart when a disastrous accident occurs at the school bus stop. More than 600,000 students ride school buses across this state. What could be worse than… Read More »

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When Drivers Leave The Scene Of The Accident

By Hasson D. Barnes |

A motorcyclist crashed into an SUV one August afternoon in Linthicum Heights when the SUV attempted a left turn in the path of the Harley.  As the driver ran off, three passengers remained with the vehicle and gave authorities information about the driver, whose failure to yield caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from… Read More »

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