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The 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby.

Griffin Hospital in Derby to host prom safety awareness night

  Juniors and seniors of Lower Naugatuck Valley high schools and their parents are invited to the 5th Annual Prom Safety Awareness Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Griffin
Categories: accidents, Derby

CDC: 1 in 3 truck drivers in fatal crashes weren’t wearing seat belts

More than one in three truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s physicians and staff from the Injury Prevention Center were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sarah Eagan- State Child Advocate, and Jack Harder from the American Red Cross Thursday to discuss summer safety.

Be safe this holiday weekend

Though you and your family are likely anticipating the holiday season, it’s not without its dangers. This summer, children ages 14 and under will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times
Categories: accidents , General , health , heat stress , hospitals

Summer safety tips from the Department of Health

With summer officially upon us, the Connecticut Department of Public Health wants you to keep safety in mind as you go about their daily activities this season. “Summer is a great time to enjoy

Griffin to host safe driving class

Griffin Hospital will host an AARP Driver Safety Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 in the hospital’s dining room meeting rooms. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and
A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer
Categories: accidents , alcohol , General , health , safety
Pedal carts, seen here at a recent Children’s Health and Safety Fair, are used to teach teens about distracted and drunk driving and younger children about pedestrian safety.

Parish nurses get grant for teen driving program

The Valley United Way is helping Griffin Hospital’s Valley Parish Nurse Program and Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley “drive” home the dangers of distracted driving to teenagers. The Valley United

St. Vincent’s reports ‘multiple motor vehicle crashes’

Emergency personnel at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport are reporting multiple motor vehicle crashes due to this morning’s snowy weather and slippery road conditions. At least two of the
Categories: accidents , Bridgeport , cold , General , health
In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles.

Study: Drivers engage in other tasks about 10 percent of the time

We all know the importance of paying attention while we drive, particularly when the weather is as bad as it’s expected to get in the next 24 hours. But, according to researchers from the National

Earlier darkness mean danger for drivers

Sure hope you remembered to turn your clocks back an hour this weekend, as we returned to standard time from daylight savings time. Though this time change gave us all a little extra sleepy time