It's that time of year again, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway in Harrisburg. For many families across the state, the farm show has become an annual tradition. With so much to see and do, it boasts attractions for people of any age, and families look forward to making the trip each year. Unfortunately for one family, a serious car accident ruined the day they had been looking forward to.
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As Pennsylvania residents ring in the New Year, many may be considering their hopes and plans for 2019. Some may set a personal goal to accomplish, while others may be looking ahead to warmer weather and booking a family vacation for the summer months. While certainly, it is enjoyable to look to the future, an unfortunate reality is that tragedy can strike at any moment, and a person's life can change forever if he or she becomes the victim of a car accident.
Though most Pennsylvania adults are familiar with the idea of an autonomous vehicle, many can hardly believe technology has made the idea a reality and that such a notion no longer falls under the realm of science fiction. New technology emerges almost daily but still has some obvious kinks to work out before self-driving cars become commonplace. Though much of the technology is developed using computers and data, human testing is required, and such testing has already caused a fatal car accident.
Pennsylvania residents have certainly put their lives in another's hands at one point or another. Riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone else requires a certain level of trust, and most people assume that the driver will do his or her best to ensure that everyone in the vehicle reaches the destination safe and sound. Unfortunately, some people make bad decisions, and the careless actions of a driver can easily result in a devastating car accident.
Many Pennsylvania students rely on the school bus to get them back and forth to classes each day. While most bus drivers do their best to keep riders safe, there is still danger involved. One thing many parents may not consider is the potential danger a child is in while waiting alongside the street for the school bus to arrive. In these situations, a child pedestrian is at a great risk to be hurt in an auto accident.
Each year, thousands of Pennsylvania residents make travel plans during the holiday season. For those who choose to drive to their destination, the risk of a car accident seems to be at an all-time high across the state. Each year, law enforcement provides statistics for the number and nature of accidents in the days leading up to a major holiday.
Communities across Pennsylvania are in shock as the news spreads about a recent tragedy. A young boy, reported to be in second grade, was killed in a car accident. The child, a pedestrian waiting for his daily school bus to arrive, was struck by a car.
Pennsylvania police are baffled by the actions of an elderly woman that claimed two young lives. The woman was driving a sedan on Route 722 and seemed to be going very slowly. Concerned drivers called 911 to report the erratic behavior, but the situation escalated quickly, resulting in a serious car accident.
When a portion of a Pennsylvania highway is under construction, drivers should be aware traffic patterns could be temporarily altered. Often, there are workers standing close to the lane of travel, or a portion of the road may be closed to traffic. Work zones add an increased risk of a fatal car accident occurring, but sometimes a careless driver is actually to blame.
A passenger in a motor vehicle depends on the driver to be vigilant and provide safe transportation. When a driver chooses to break the law, he or she risks the lives of any passengers, as well as others in or near the roadway. Sometimes, a driver's negligent or criminal behavior causes a car accident that results in serious injury or death.