When a vehicle gets hit from behind, the car finds itself involved in a rear-end collision. The severity of such accidents varies, but a rear-ended car could find itself pushed into a Pennsylvania intersection. A deadly crash might follow, highlighting the fact that not all rear-end incidents result in minor “fender benders.” Reasons for rear-end
Category: Motor Vehicle Accidents
Safety for pedestrians and cyclists on college campuses
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania need to do more to protect students from being injured while walking and cycling on campus. Many such institutions prohibit underclassmen from bringing vehicles with them to school during the first two years of college. This means that many students get around campus and to locations off-campus on foot or
Debunking common motorcycle safety myths
There are a lot of myths that go around about motorcycles, especially when it comes to safety. These myths may confuse motorcycle riders and could even make them believe something that could put their lives in jeopardy. Here are a few motorcycle safety myths that need to get debunked in Pennsylvania. Helmets There are a
Drowsy driving statistics and warning signs
If Pennsylvania drivers get behind the wheel when they are overly tired, they’re endangering not only themselves but others who are on the roadway. Studies have revealed that driving drowsy provides a similar level of impairment as driving drunk. The scary part is that 50% of American adults in one survey admitted to driving drowsy.
Are virtual meets raising the risk of being in an accident?
Pennsylvania drivers who have recently been in an online meeting are more likely to be involved in an accident than those who weren’t. What could be attributed to this increased risk? The answer lies in the multi-tasking habits of drivers. A struggle to gain concentration As many Americans switched to virtual working environments throughout 2020,
Distracted driver awareness
Distracted driving is one of the many dangers people face on Pennsylvania roads. A distraction is anything that causes a motorist to take their full attention from the task of driving. Common distractions include eating, drinking, talking to other people in the car, and using a cellphone. Law enforcement agencies and other organizations are working
What happens if you hit an animal with your vehicle?
Unfortunately, animals can dart onto Pennsylvania roadways and get hit by accident. Depending on the type of animal that was hit, it may be an overwhelming experience that comes with a lot of questions regarding liability. It’s important to keep a cool demeanor and follow the steps explained below. Wild animals vs. pets Car accidents can
What to do if you’re in an accident while traveling
Getting into an accident while you’re traveling can be scary and frustrating. If you get into an accident while traveling in Pennsylvania, it’s important to stay calm as you take the following steps. Figure out the state laws first If you get into an accident while traveling in Pennsylvania, it’s assumed that no one is at fault,
Police in Pennsylvania charge hit-and-run driver
A 53-year-old Pennsylvania man faces a raft of charges including a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious injury or death for allegedly striking a man as he was driving to his State College residence and then leaving him in the road to die. According to media reports, the
Police in Pennsylvania make arrest in fatal hit-and-run case
Police departments tend to conduct thorough investigations when road users lose their lives in hit-and-run accidents. The Pennsylvania State Police launched such an investigation in April 2020 after an accident in Penn Township, and it led to a felony charge for a 53-year-old man. Accident investigators determined that a Honda Pilot SUV struck a 23-year-old