It makes sense that vehicles colliding at high speeds can cause catastrophic injuries. Did you know, though, that slow-speed crashes can still result in serious injuries? A seemingly minor car accident like a fender-bender or red light rear-end collision – even without major property damage – can easily cause harm to vehicle occupants.
A recent survey from insurance giant State Farm shows that Pennsylvania has the dubious distinction of being the state most likely to see drivers involved in a deer-versus-vehicle accident based on accident projections. Though the state is ranked third overall in projected animal strikes (including deer, moose, elk and other large mammals), the estimated 141,777 expected deer and vehicle collisions this year is the highest in the nation.
The arrival of autumn is a sight to behold. The leaves are changing colors, apples and pumpkins wait to be picked, and cooler temperatures make for great “sleeping weather.” With fall’s benefits, though, comes something more sinister: risk factors for injuries and property damage from car accidents.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - the agency best known for investigating mass casualty accidents involving buses, trains and airplanes - recently voted to have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control included as standard features on motorcycles. These features are common on other vehicles, and have been for years, but haven't yet made their way onto motorcycles.
Summer is trying to hang on in Pennsylvania, but fall is right around the corner. The calendar will turn to autumn in just a few weeks, and it's worth a reminder of just how different driving is in each of the four seasons.
A teenager on her way to visit a dying woman in Pennsylvania was killed in a tragic Allentown-area accident recently.
What should have been a joyous family occasion turned to tragedy when a 52-year-old man was hit and killed by an out-of-control public bus in North Philadelphia recently.
If you have ever been victimized in a motor vehicle accident involving two cars, then you understand how complicated it can be to prove fault. Now, imagine the complexities that arise in a pile-up or a motor vehicle accident involving three or more automobiles.
Rear-end auto collisions occur every day all over the state of Pennsylvania. Often, these are minor motor vehicle accidents that do not cause serious injury. However, in some rear-end crashes, whiplash is a common outcome for victims.
Regardless of why you choose to walk at night, we want to remind you of how to avoid pedestrian accidents. Even though many of the things we will discuss are common nature, we all sometimes give in to complacency. If you have always walked in the dark and have never experienced an incident, you may be especially prone to complacency, and that can be a recipe for disaster.