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Pedestrian hit in auto accident crossing street, dies

With the number of dangers on the road in Pennsylvania, people are wise to be extra cautious when they are out and about as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. But, even if they are careful, there is always a risk that there will be a car accident. When it involves a pedestrian, the results are inevitably bad, with the person usually suffering severe injuries or even dying. Individuals who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian-auto accident must think about their options for a legal filing to attempt to recover compensation for what happened.

Pedestrian injured and hospitalized after hit and run crash

The dangers on the road in Schuylkill and throughout Pennsylvania are well-known. With the number of drivers who are under the influence, driving while distracted, operating their vehicles recklessly and committing any number of risky acts behind the wheel, an auto accident can happen at any moment. Few are as vulnerable to injuries and death as pedestrians. Since they have no protection and can suffer long-term injuries or be killed when they are hit, it is imperative that pedestrian victims remember their rights. This is especially true after a hit and run accident.

Study looks at generational distracted driver behaviors

Encountering a distracted driver is something people throughout Pennsylvania will experience quite often these days. The problem is so widespread that law enforcement and legislators are constantly seeking strategies to stop it. Regardless of the danger and potential penalties for texting and driving and taking part in other distracting behaviors behind the wheel, drivers continue to do it. Research is also imperative to understanding the behavior and trying to stop it. One new survey for Volvo provided some surprising results as to which demographic is prone to distracted driving.

Parents texting and driving with kids in car is a problem

The problem of drivers being distracted is prevalent. Now, studies seek to examine the phenomenon to devise ways to put a stop to it. Worryingly, a new study indicates that adults are even texting and driving while they have children in the vehicle with them. Those who suffer serious injuries or lose a loved one in an auto accident should be cognizant of these studies as it may be used when seeking compensation in a legal filing.

Auto accident between police vehicle and civilians kills 2

An auto accident in Schuylkill can occur in many different circumstances. There can be a negligent driver, a reckless driver, a driver under the influence, or a driver who was distracted behind the wheel. Any of these behaviors - individually or in combination - can lead to a crash with injuries and fatalities. Some of these accidents, however, happen because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time such as when there is a law enforcement vehicle or an emergency vehicle speeding to a scene. For those who have been in such an unfortunate incident, having legal assistance to consider a lawsuit is imperative.

Summer weather doesn't always mean safer roads in Pennsylvania

Although summer generally makes for safer road and driving conditions, motorists must not become complacent. Plenty of car accidents happen during the summer months in Pennsylvania. Rain, holiday celebrations, greater numbers of motorcycles, and more weekend traffic congestion are all factors that contribute to summertime accidents. For this reason, it is important for drivers to be aware of hazards on the state's roads all year long.

Holiday injury crashes down in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are usually a higher number of crashes and driving under the influence (DUI) arrests on the Fourth of July than during a typical, non-holiday period. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, this year's Independence Day holiday was no exception. In spite of the elevated numbers of car accidents and DUIs in the Keystone State, there still were fewer such incidents in 2018 than there were in 2017.

During July 4th week, remember deadly consequences of DUI

The Fourth of July is a holiday that people in Pennsylvania often celebrate by hoisting an adult beverage or two. In that alone, there is absolutely nothing wrong. However, it does become a problem when someone who has had too much to drink or is under the influence of another substance gets behind the wheel of a car and starts to drive. In the Keystone State and across the country, car accidents caused by drunk and impaired drivers are often deadly.

Pennsylvania 31st in nation when it comes to 'road safety'

Pennsylvania has one the largest populations in the United States, which translates to a lot of motorists on the roads, streets and highways of the Keystone State. According to a survey conducted by the website WalletHub, Pennsylvania also happens to have a less than stellar score when it comes to road safety. The state ranked 31st among all states (Minnesota scored highest, Arizona scored lowest).

Self-driving cars cause for concern in Pennsylvania

In less than 12 months, a string of accidents, including at least one in Pennsylvania, has placed self-driving vehicle technology under considerable scrutiny. This comes at the same time as the Keystone State has opened its roads to testing of such technology (although it was halted after a fatal Arizona crash involving a semi-autonomous Uber vehicle in March). Although the technology may yet be a positive for motorists, passengers and the transportation industry, the recent spate of car accidents have shaken public confidence.

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