You’ve seen them.  The signs and the commercials pleading with people not to drive drowsy. The State of Utah has created a huge campaign on not driving while your drowsy.  Nothing could have driven the message home better than an accident that took place on Saturday.  

16 year old Michael LeFever was heading home after watching the Jazz game with friends on Saturday night.  He drifted off the side of the road at about 12:30 a.m. and rolled his 1994 Acura. Michael was not wearing his seat belt,  was thrown from his car and sustained heavy injuries that took his life at the scene of the accident.

Authorities have ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors, and the boy was not reported to have been speeding.  He simply drifted off the road, rolled, and died.  Driving late at night is not a good idea.  You’re not alert, you’re not totally in control, and you’re taking your life into your own hands.  (Read more)

A roll like Michael’s obviously caused severe damage to your body.  Many people like Michael, roll their cars but live tell the tale. If they are not seriously damaged, meaning they have lost a limb or large quantities of blood, they think that they can get a way without seeing a doctor.  This is the biggest accident most car accident victims make. The spine houses the central nervous system and carries messages back and forth between every nerve in your body and your brain.  If that communication is disrupted by a break, sprain, subluxation, or rupture, the body can not follow its natural healing process.

For more information on what you can do to help your body get back into shape after you’ve had a car accident, contact Dr. Dirk.  He’s been helping people get back up on their feet after car accidents for 12 years now.  It’s your life, so take it into your own hands and live it in health.  Contact us today.