Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents in recent years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that distracted driving caused 3,450 deaths in 2016 and 391,000 injuries in 2015. As the number of car accidents has increased, the number of lawsuits citing distracted driving as the cause has also increased.
A late night accident turned deadly when a man drove his car off the road, through a yard and into the home of an 86-year-old woman. Investigators believe that the driver of a car, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man, had been drinking and possibly using drugs when he got behind the wheel of his car. They also believe that the man was traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour when his car crashed into the victim's home and entered the bedroom where she was sleeping.
Driving is not always an easy undertaking. Individuals who must operate their vehicles on Pennsylvania's many roads and highways are aware of the significant distractions and complications that can present themselves during the course of a trip. For example, a driver may have to contend with weather hazards, construction, and dangerous drivers all on top of the regular traffic that can clog throughways and cause delays to individuals who have places to go.
In the early morning hours of Friday, March 9th, at approximately 1:30 a.m. a woman crashed her car into LaRose's Skating Rink in Franklin Township. She had failed to negotiate a curve along Route 209 causing her to run off the road and crash into the building. Franklin Township police are still investigating the accident for a possible cause.
Car accident victims can experience a wide range of injuries as a result of their collisions. While some Pennsylvanians may walk away from their accidents with minor bruises and abrasions, other may sustain life-threatening damage to their internal organs, broken bones and even death. One of the most common types of injury that occurs during vehicle collisions is soft tissue damage and this post will introduce this important car accident topic. Readers are cautioned, however, that the information provided herein is not medical or legal advice.
It is not uncommon at all to have to miss work for a few days, or even for an extended period of time, after an auto accident. If the accident was just minor, we may take a day or two off to allow our bodies to heal from any soreness or bruising. If the accident was major, we may require surgery, other treatments, or rehabilitation that can takes month to complete. All of these result in lost wages. So how can those be recouped?
A car accident can be a physically and emotionally traumatic event. Pennsylvania readers know that a collision can change their lives, but these impacts can go far beyond just the physical. The impact of your car accident may last for years and leave you with significant financial strain.
Victims of car and truck accidents are legally protected. A recent four-vehicle car accident in Pennsylvania claimed the life of a 61-year old woman. The car accident occurred as traffic began to slow for road work in the lane the woman was travelling in. A tractor trailer driven by a 36-year old man failed to slow and struck the woman's vehicle from behind. The driver of the tractor trailer was cited by authorities for speeding. The woman's vehicle was forced into the vehicle in front of her, also slowing in the construction zone, which was then forced into an SUV in front of it.
Most of us are familiar that distracted driving can cause serious car accidents that result in significant injuries and harm to victims. It is important for drivers to keep in mind that any activity that removes their hands from the wheel, their eyes from the roadway or takes their focus off the task of driving is considered distracted driving. This can include a variety of behaviors that are potentially dangerous on the roadway.