For whatever reason, people will sometimes disregard Pennsylvania road signs, laws and posted speed limits. This may not seem to be such a big deal and is often harmless, but for those who are happen to be nearby, the harm or other serious outcomes that such carelessness can cause can be devastating. Had these laws and speed limits been observed, those injured could have saved a great deal of pain and suffering. The car accident that usually results from such disregard can leave some without a loved one and others without the ability to work to provide for their families.
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Tragedy struck the town of Mansfield after an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle and killed, according to a report released by local police. Officers in Tioga County responded to the Pennsylvania car accident that claimed the life of a 90-year-old woman. While the driver involved in the crash has not yet been charged with a crime, the investigation is still ongoing according to local and state authorities.
Drivers out in the early morning or late evening hours usually do not have to face many motorists on the road. The lack of other vehicles may lead some to think that consuming alcohol or illegal substances won't hurt anyone or the odds of one being in an auto accident are slim. The decision to get behind the wheel while in an altered state can be deadly and leave Pennsylvania families devastated.
A Pennsylvania woman perished after a car crashed through the wall of her first-story bedroom. Authorities say the 86-year-old grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 14 was sleeping in her bed when the driver of a speeding car lost control, causing the vehicle to become airborne. The car accident occurred in Franconia Township.
A fatal car crash occurred that claimed the lives of two Pennsylvania women recently. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the car accident but said the weather was not a factor. In Pennsylvania and other states, if negligence is believed to have been a contributing factor, surviving family members may have legal recourse.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances in Pennsylvania has consequences that reach far beyond the initial incident. The aftermath of injuries and fatalities caused by a car accident are often devastating. Driving while intoxicated or under the influence can leave lasting scars on families of the victims and on the negligent driver as well.
Many factors can contribute to accidents in Pennsylvania. A negligent driver, driving while under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol, speeding and the distraction of cell phones can all play a part in car accidents that can shake up victims or claim the lives of others. Speeding can leave drivers with the inability to maneuver a vehicle in a deliberate and necessary manner to avoid an auto accident. Concerned residents are pushing for change after a recent accident claimed a life.
Since the advent of the cell phone, safety advocates in Pennsylvania have urged drivers to put down their devices. While it seems as if many drivers are hearing and understanding the message, not all are putting it into practice. Despite the fact that distracted driving raises the probability of being involved in a car accident, drivers continue to use their devices behind the wheel.
At the end of winter, nature seems to throw some crazy weather patterns into Pennsylvania. Snow, heat waves and ice storms are some of the strange and unpredictable weather the state receives this time of year. A recent snow storm has led local police to amp up their warnings about driving with vehicles that are snow or ice covered. Preventing a car accident by simply cleaning off one's vehicle is not only considerate, it is also the law.
First responders and police are urging drivers to proceed with caution when traveling on Pennsylvania roadways. Several recent head-on collisions in one county have left four dead and multiple others injured. Authorities cautioned that many accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted, speeding or acting aggressively. Regardless, using caution while operating a motor vehicle can help to cut down on the likelihood of being involved in a car accident.