Spinal cord injuries can be debilitating. However, research is making leaps and bounds into finding a cure for this devastating personal injury, and British Columbia is the leader of the pack when it comes to this research. A University of British Columbia researcher was the leader of a group that came to the conclusion that people with spinal cord injuries should have about a half an hour of medium-to-high intensity aerobic exercise three times every week. The research that led to this conclusion will be presented at the International Spinal Cord Society's annual meeting in Ireland.
A multi-vehicle crash in Surrey recently sent three people to hospital. Many British Columbia residents involved in car accidents suffer personal injury. Police said in this case those taken to hospital suffered serious injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
One person is dead and two injured in a bus accident in downtown Vancouver last month. Under British Columbia personal injury law, those injured can pursue compensation. That is also true for the family of the 49-year-old man who died as a result of the accident that saw a charter bus jumping a curb and hitting several pedestrians.