2022 has seen EIGHT sudden infant deaths in just two PA counties, while fatal motorcycle crashes hit a 5-year high in Maine
Two clear signs that something's very, very wrong—both actually reported by the corporate media
WellSpan York, Coroner address increase in sudden unexplained infant deaths; a total of eight babies in York and Adams Counties have died in 2022 so far, which is a significant rise from 2021.
June 29, 2022
York, Pa. — WellSpan officials and the York County Coroner addressed the dramatic increase in sudden unexplained infant deaths (SUIDs) at a press conference at WellSpan York Hospital on Tuesday. Officials say they've seen as many deaths in the past six months as they typically see in an entire year. Four to five babies had died throughout the entirety of 2021. As of 2022, six babies have died so far in York County, and two more have died in Adams County.
The most common theme that officials are seeing in the infant deaths are babies sleeping in an unsafe environment. They stress that babies should only ever be sleeping on their back, with an appropriate mattress, with nothing else in the crib or bassinet. Doctors hope educating people on best practices will greatly reduce risk.
Maine is on track to see the most deadly motorcycle crashes in 5 years
June 30, 2022
Maine has seen 18 fatal motorcycle crashes resulting in 18 deaths so far this year, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss. This far surpasses the 11 motorcycle crashes resulting in 11 deaths and nine motorcycle crashes resulting in 10 deaths Maine had seen in the first six months of 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The state hasn’t yet pinpointed one cause behind the increase, as the crashes have multiple contributing factors.
This year’s average of three deadly motorcycle crashes per month is also higher than the state’s monthly average of fatal motorcycle crashes in 2018 through 2021, which ranged from 1.75 to 2.25 crashes. Should the current monthly rate of fatal motorcycle crashes continue, Maine can expect to see the highest annual number of fatal motorcycle crashes in at least five years, according to data from the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Moss said there have been many contributing factors in the state’s reported motorcycle crashes this year, such as speed, reckless driving and failure to yield by both motorcycles and vehicles. However, the state hasn’t pinpointed one common factor to explain the rise in crashes.