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Pennsylvania teen kills jogger in car crash

Driving is a dangerous activity and requires utmost attention when performing the task. Not only do drivers have to watch out for other vehicles on the roadways, but drivers also need to pay attention to people riding bikes, as well as pedestrians and joggers. When behind the wheel of a car, drivers must constantly take note of their surroundings and ensure they are driving in such a way that will not harm others. Unfortunately, not everyone who is driving pays attention, and this lack of concern can lead to deadly car crashes.

Will harsher underage drinking penalties reduce drunk driving accidents?

Drunk driving is a recognized problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. A drunk driving car crash can have devastating effects on the drunk drivers themselves, but also have an even greater impact on the victims of these types of accidents. Victims who are hit by drunk drivers often suffer serious bodily injury, and in some cases, even die.

Minor and major car accidents have lasting effects

One of the most difficult things for a parent to do is allow their children to get their driver's license because driving can be extremely dangerous. With driving comes a great deal of responsibility. Not only do drivers have to pay attention to what they are doing while they are on the roads, but attention has to be paid to what everyone else is doing on the road as well. Unfortunately, car crashes happen when people stop paying attention to their own actions as well as the actions of others. The only saving grace in car accidents is when the accident is not a serious one and the people involved are able to walk away from the accident.

Two killed and one injured in a two-car crash

Residents in Pennsylvania are aware that an accident can occur suddenly and instantaneously turn tragic. Car accidents involving vehicles that frequent the roadways can result in accident sites that are sizeable with large amounts of damage, serious injuries and even fatalities. Drivers should be aware of road conditions and adjust their speeds accordingly. It is crucial that drivers remain attentive and avoid texting while driving and other similar distractions. It only takes a few seconds for an accident to occur and it is crucial that the drivers and passengers wear seatbelts at all times.

Physical contact not required to be held responsible in car accident

Many times it is just as important to pay attention to what you are doing while driving as it is to pay attention to what everyone else is doing while they are driving. Alertness and awareness of all of the surroundings while on the road can make the difference between being in a serious motor vehicle accident and not being in car accident. However, no matter how careful someone is while driving, things can happen that are out of the driver's control, which can cause a car accident resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

Car accident leaves Pennsylvania woman with minor injuries

When two or more vehicles collide, the resulting injuries and property damage can range from minor to tragic. Ideally, at the worst, a car crash would result in no more than property damage without any physical harm to the individuals involved. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. A recent Pennsylvania accident resulted in one woman being transported to the hospital.

Holding drunk drivers accountable in Pennsylvania

As Pennsylvania residents know, drunk driving accidents often cause injury or death. Many drunk drivers are not injured in the accidents that they cause. The person driving under the influence may even walk away from a car crash unscathed. However, they can be held liable for the damage their actions cause. The victims in drunk driving accidents suffer emotional and physical harm that may take several years to rectify. Car crashes of this nature are devastating.

Elderly Pennsylvania woman dies in recent crash

Although people may not realize it, one of the most dangerous activities that people do on a daily basis is drive a vehicle. Unfortunately, car accidents are a part of driving and they can occur with some regularity. The number of vehicles on the roadways coupled with the speeds at which people drive make car accidents a frequent occurrence. A car crash can result in minor injuries. However, they can cause serious bodily injury or even death, depending on the severity of the accident. Car accidents that result in death have devastating effects on the families and friends of the victims.

Negligent truck driver held responsible

Truck accidents occur all too frequently on Pennsylvania roadways. The likelihood that a crash will end in serious bodily injury or death is unfortunately high due to the size of the vehicles involved in these types of accidents. Because of the expertise required to drive a truck, all truck drivers have to possess a specific type of license to operate the vehicle: a commercial driver's license, commonly referred to as a CDL. A CDL holds truck drivers to a different, higher standard of driving than the rest of the motorists on the roads. Yet, even with the special knowledge and skills that truck drivers possess, truck accidents still happen. When they do, the results often are devastating.

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