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March 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A train car loaded with lumber rolled from a side track onto a main line and hit a commuter train during rush hour, sending dozens of people to hospitals, authorities said. About 150 people were treated at the scene, and about 80 of those were sent on to hospitals, said Lt. John Hutchinson of the Canton Fire Department. None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said.
April 27, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Certainty isn't normally a part of the injury business, unless of course it's determined you need to go under the knife. Each injury tends to take its own path -- short, long, unexpected turns, easy, tough. Hanley Ramirez has a thumb injury , and apparently it's not serious. He came out of Saturday's game after the third inning with a sore right thumb, which is scary since he had surgery on the same thumb before the start of last season. The X-rays were negative; the Dodgers called it a bruise and said he was day to day. Everyone exhaled.
A suspected tagger stranded high above the San Diego Freeway after allegedly painting "OZIE" in huge letters on the side of an overpass plunged 100 feet down to an embankment early Wednesday, fracturing his spine, according to the California Highway Patrol. Daniel Supple, 19, of Woodland Hills was found by CHP officers in a bushy area near the Skirball Center drive exit about 5:45 a.m., said Officer Karen Faciane, a CHP spokeswoman.
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That powerful Dodgers offense still trying to find its stride took a possible step in the very wrong direction Saturday night when shortstop Hanley Ramirez left the game against Colorado after three innings with a right thumb injury. Nothing immediately seemed unusual when Ramirez grounded out in the bottom of the third. But when he returned to the dugout he was shaking his right hand and quickly examined by trainer Stan Conte. Ramirez tried gripping a bat and a ball while on the bench and appeared to try to go back into the game to start the fourth, but was held back by Conte.
When Halina Douglas and her family gathered at a Sizzler's restaurant five years ago to celebrate her certification as a paralegal assistant, it was a poignant measure of how far she had come from the days when she was forced to flee war-torn Ukraine during World War II. But Douglas' moment of victory turned to disaster when a large menu sign fell from the wall and slammed into her head.
July 30, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
  America, we have got a problem. It is called "distracted walking" and while it occasionally makes for hilarious online video bloopers, it is also posing a real danger to the people of our great nation. The number of people who have landed in U.S. emergency rooms thanks to injuries incurred while they were walking and texting, tweeting, playing video games, talking on the phone, or listening to music on headphones, has more than quadrupled in the past seven years, the Associated Press reports . In 2011 alone, 1,152 people were treated for distracted walking, according to data collected by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and that number is likely a gross underestimate since many doctors or nurses may not have asked whether the patient was using a mobile device at the time of the accident.
February 7, 2013 | By Monte Morin
As more older Americans take up motorcycling -- or return to it after a decades-long hiatus -- one thing is becoming clearer to emergency room physicians: When graying riders go down, they go down hard. A Brown University study published Wednesday in the journal Injury Prevention, found that bikers age 60 and over were 2 1/2 times more likely to wind up in an emergency room with severe injuries than were riders in their 20s and 30s. Middle-aged riders fared somewhat better, but were still 66% more likely to sustain serious injury than were younger bikers.
November 10, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
If you're thinking about giving someone one of those building sets made of mini-magnets this holiday season, proceed with caution. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a health warning about toys and other products that are made up of or contain small magnets. Those little high-powered mini-magnets can kill children if two or more are swallowed, says the safety alert. If swallowed in multiples, or if a magnet is swallowed along with another metal object, they won't necessarily pass through the body.
October 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 An intriguing story from about injuries rising as young athletes focus on one sport should create lots of debate. There has been discussion about whether specialization was good or bad for young athletes. Now there's growing interest about injuries surfacing from overuse.  
April 12, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
He carried the Lakers for as long as his weary body could carry them, a relentless giant among underachieving mortals. But, finally, in the last lap of his most difficult season, bearing the burden of a franchise in chaos, Kobe Bryant has finally crumbled. In the final minutes of the Lakers 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday, after earlier falling to the floor twice with apparent knee injuries, Bryant suffered a probable torn left Achilles' tendon that should end his season and perhaps his Lakers career.
April 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - Injured Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas was moved to tears in discussing the season-ending broken leg he suffered in a Western Conference first-round playoff series that is now tied 2-2 with Robidas' former team, the Dallas Stars. Robidas previously broke the same leg Nov. 29, worked to return to play March 18, then was hurt again Monday and lost for the top-seeded Ducks' postseason in a Game 3 collision with sliding Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt. “I mean, it's really hard,” Robidas said.
April 23, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul stood before the assembled media Wednesday in his Clippers practice gear, a black brace loosely hanging from his lower right leg. After answering several questions about his right hamstring injury and how the Clippers were ready to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the playoffs Thursday in Oakland, Paul eased his way to a training table and sat. Paul didn't practice for the second straight day. In fact, Clippers Coach Doc...
April 22, 2014 | By Brad Turner
Having two days off to rest before the Clippers play another playoff game against the Golden State Warriors is a good thing for injured L.A. guard Chris Paul. Paul has been dealing with a right hamstring injury that first occurred in the second quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Clippers and Warriors. The Clippers don't play Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that's tied at 1-1 until Thursday night in Oakland. “He needs it, because I think he's doing everything he can with it, to be honest,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said about Paul.
April 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford missed five of his first six shots Saturday, a clear sign the Clippers reserve shooting guard was out of rhythm after sitting out the last five games recovering from a strained left calf. But Crawford made his next two shots, a clear sign he is confident enough to take shots when the result hangs in the balance, even if he's still trying to find his way after being out for so long. "I think in the second half, I got more comfortable," Crawford said after scoring 10 points on three-for-eight shooting.
April 12, 2014 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
BEIRUT - Each side in the Syrian conflict blamed the other Saturday for an alleged poison gas attack that reportedly injured scores of civilians in the central province of Hama. There was no independent confirmation of a chemical strike, which reportedly hit the village of Kfar Zeita, an agricultural center northwest of the provincial capital, Hama. Fierce clashes between rebel and loyalist forces have been reported in the area. Various pro-opposition accounts said a government air raid Friday in Kfar Zeita included bombardment with an unspecified chemical agent, causing choking and suffocation among scores of residents.
April 9, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford said he wants to be back playing in a regular-season game with the Clippers, who have only three games left before the playoffs start next weekend. Crawford couldn't say whether he is aiming to be back for Saturday's game against Sacramento, Tuesday's game against Denver or Wednesday's season finale at Portland. He missed his fifth consecutive game with a strained left calf. "I'm trying to have positive thoughts," Crawford said. "I'm optimistic with the rehab that we have been doing and that I can come back.
August 16, 2013 | By Gary Klein
At one point this week, nearly two dozen USC players were unavailable for contact drills because of injuries. But USC Coach Lane Kiffin said the Trojans would scrimmage at full speed with tackling Friday at the Coliseum. "We need to remain physical," Kiffin said Thursday. "We need to continue to tackle, we need to make sure that our guys that are healthy are doing it in the setting of the Coliseum. "We expect a really long, physical scrimmage with whoever's out there. " Receivers Marqise Lee, Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers as well as tailbacks Silas Redd, Tre Madden and Justin Davis are among the players who have been sidelined or are wearing yellow jerseys to warn defensive players against making contact.
February 2, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
BOSTON - The Clippers got hit by another injury. This time it was super-sub guard Jamal Crawford suffering a slightly broken nose. Crawford said he was injured in the fourth quarter of the Toronto Raptors' game Friday night when he was hit by Kyle Lowry's elbow. The Clippers are saying that Crawford will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. After Friday's game, Crawford said he had towel over his face when he saw blood running down. He said he got an MRI Friday night and a CT scan Saturday that revealed a fracture.
April 8, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford (sore left Achilles' tendon) and Danny Granger (strained left calf) shot before the Clippers started practice Tuesday, but neither participated in the practice. Crawford and Granger will not play Wednesday night against the Thunder, and there is no timetable for their return. Crawford has missed the last four consecutive games with his injury. Granger has missed the last five games with his injury. “They are just not ready,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
April 8, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
It came during a pause in the national anthem, loud and clear. “Fire D'Antoni!” was the yell from a single fan before the Lakers played Houston on Tuesday. Don't tell that to Steve Nash, who came to the defense of Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni earlier in the day. “With the amount of injuries and the rebuilding and the evaluating different players, I don't know that any coach is going to be real successful this season,” Nash said. “John Wooden is not going to be dealt a great hand with all the change and injuries we've had. You look at it every week, someone else goes down.” The Lakers will take their time evaluating D'Antoni.
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