Fatal Teen Car Accident

Three teens died in a car accident.  The car ran through an intersection, off the road and into a house.  Did the driver pass out from SCA?   (Bolivar, MO) — The Bolivar R-1 School District is mourning the loss of three students. Superintendent Dr. Steve Morgan says Alexis Bootier, 15,...

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Owen Roberts Student Dies in Single Car Accident

The cause of death is unknown, but when a student has an unexplained fatal car accident, the family should get their hearts checked.  I hope that they are getting good medical advice. EAST COVENTRY — The 16-year-old Owen J. Roberts High School student who was seriously injured in a one-vehicle...

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LBSU track and field athlete dies in single-car crash

Most of our posts deal with issues surrounding Sudden Cardiac Arrest and screening.  However, providing awareness about all aspects of SCA is our full mission and as such this story becomes relevant.  Sadly, our statistical information about SCA is incorrect – many times due to stories like this one –...

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Student Dies in Car Crash

Police believed he lost control of his car.  If there are no other circumstances surrounding the crash, they should examine the possibility of sudden cardiac arrest. WEST MILFORD — Eric Torres was best known to his friends as the “go-to guy” for any problems they might have, the one with...

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Student Loses Control of Car – Dies

Marcus lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.  There are no extenuating circumstances.  He was an athlete.  He was leaving the dentist.  I sure hope they have considered sudden cardiac arrest. Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7:19 p.m. Last Modified: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 5:05...

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Four Students Die In Car Crash

As I was writing a blog post about the importance of investigating the death of children, four more young adults perish in a car accident in Pennsylvania.  Could it have been sudden cardiac arrest too? Full Story

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When a Child Dies, Ask How

We need a childhood death registry in this country. When a child dies, we need to ask how so that we can prevent more deaths in the future. When Simon died, the knee-jerk reaction was to cite the cause of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), but what does that mean?...

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Manheim Student Killed in Car Accident

A Manheim Central High School student was killed when his car struck a house in Rapho Township, police said Friday. Evan Heiser, 18, a senior and a member of the high school football team, died in the wreck. State police confirmed his identity Friday.Manheim Central football coach Mike Williams said that...

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