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5 lives lost to Tennessee boating accidents this year

We've made it halfway through 2018, but not without losing five souls to Tennessee boating accidents. Three out of five of these accidental deaths involved paddle-driven watercrafts. Unfortunately, it looks like we could see even more deaths in the second half of the year.

Now that we've crossed the important date of Memorial Day, we've officially entered "boating season," and that means that more tragic accidents and fatalities are forthcoming. One of the biggest problems with boating that causes so many accidents is the fact that numerous Tennessee residents enjoy combining a day out on the lake or river with alcohol. In this respect, it often seems like boating and alcohol are synonymous. However, being on a boat in the hot sun during summer gets exacerbated when people drink. Experts say that engine vibration and the motion of waves become worse when someone is intoxicated, making a boat more difficult than ever to control.

Amusement park injuries can change your life

For many parents, summer is perfect time to take your family on a vacation. If your kids are the right age, an amusement park may be the destination of choice. Visiting an amusement park can provide fun for the whole family. Unfortunately, visiting an amusement parks is not always fun and games. According to CNN, an estimated 30,000 injuries occurred at amusement parks in 2016 and were serious enough to require a trip to the emergency room.

 

Important tips for a fun and safe family vacation

Getting out of town for a relaxing road trip after months of work makes you think of carefree times and fun, not accidents. However, accidents do happen on vacation and many are preventable. Here’s a breakdown of the leading causes of vacation accidents and how to help prevent them.

 

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