Friday, March 31, 2006

Country Roads

In "65 Minutes from Crash to Hospital," Jim Sloan and Steve Timko of the Reno Gazette-Journal investigate how long it takes Nevada's rural rescue crews to reach emergency victims. After doing a computer-assisted analysis of state accident reports and federal data, they found that Nevada has the worst response times in the nation, even compared with other Western states with long, empty stretches of highway. Sloan and Timko look at why the problem is getting worse and give strong examples of how it affects people in different counties.
My thanks to the good people at Investigative Reporters and Editors for highlighting this story on their Web site.


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