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Recalls of drop cribs: What you need to know

As a parent, your No. 1 priority is the safety of your child.You want to ensure that every product you purchase keeps your child safe, and does not pose a danger to them. It can be frightening to learn that a familiar product is implicated in the injuries of thousands of infants, as well as several deaths. You might be surprised to hear that drop-side cribs are one such product, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a complete ban on the manufacture, sale, or even donation of this product.

What to do when involved in a hit-and-run accident

There are a host of different laws in place for drivers that are involved in motor vehicle accidents. In order to keep within the law, you must follow a certain procedure. In general, a person involved in an accident must stay at the scene after the incident occurs. This is in order to make sure that everyone at the scene gets the appropriate medical attention, and so that they can give statements to the police when they arrive.

What happens if I’ve been prescribed a drug that is unsafe?

It is very common in the U.S. for prescription drugs to be subject to legal suits. There is always some risk of any prescription drug being potentially harmful. But sometimes it can be proven that with enough testing, harm caused by a drug could have been avoided.

Home fireworks injuries are more common than mass disasters

You sit down with your family to watch the fireworks, and you're suddenly worried. What if something goes wrong? Fireworks are, after all, explosives. What if one falls into the crowd or goes off at the wrong time? It may be fun to watch fireworks, especially around the Fourth of July, but are you putting your family at risk?

An Erie man dies after being hit in a hit-and-run

An 84-year-old Erie resident was discovered lying lifeless in the street along the West 38th Street nearest Lancaster Road around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He later succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the University of Pittburgh's Medical Center.

Surprising Erie survey on self-driving cars, distracted driving released

A survey commissioned by Erie Insurance has found that nearly 60 percent of drivers believe that self-driving vehicles will eventually eliminate distracted driving. If autonomous cars do rid our streets of distracted drivers, it would dramatically reduce the numbers of motor vehicle accidents and related injuries and fatalities.