Philadelphia It’s National Safety Month – Here’s How You Can Be Safer
You can be seriously injured in an accident anywhere, and injuries may cause permanent medical conditions and problems that may last a lifetime. To prevent devastating injuries, the National Safety Council (NSC) has designated June as National Safety Month, with the focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. The NSC is providing downloadable resources highlig...
Philadelphia Philly Rideshare Safety is a Major Concern
Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft are a popular way to get around Philadelphia, but passengers using them should exercise caution for their own safety. There have been several ride-share-related crimes reported in Philly in the last two years that include sexual assaults. The safety issue was brought to public attention recently when 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina student from New Jer...
Philadelphia Raising Awareness of Brain Injuries in March
Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries to humans, since the brain controls our ability to function in every area of life, from thought processes to breathing. The brain is delicate and sensitive; and although it is protected by the skull, it can damage easily.  When the brain is injured, any part of ability can be affected, and severe symptoms from paralysis to death may result. According to the Brain In...
Philadelphia Wapner Newman’s Simon T. Haileab Representing Kaleb Belay, Victim of Philadelphia Police Shooting
Twenty-five-year-old Temple University graduate student Kaleb Belay was shot six times by a Philadelphia police officer on Wednesday night, March 6. Belay was not carrying a gun; and though police were responding to a reported stabbing in the area, they found no stabbing victim. The only victim that night was Kaleb Belay, who is in critical condition at the at Penn Presbyterian Hospital because of the gunshot wounds to ...
Philadelphia Will Uber’s New Safety Initiatives in Philly Be Effective?
Need a ride to or from the Philly airport? Looking for a quick way to get into the city without taking the train, bus, or your personal vehicle? You’ve probably considered a rideshare app like Uber. But like many people, you may be concerned about the safety ramifications. As it turns out, Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, seems to be just as worried. In fact, in an NBC Philadelphia news 10 article from September 2018, ...