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Car accidents may be handled as criminal cases

Pennsylvania drivers would probably say they do all they can to avoid a car crash. By nature, most crashes are unintentional. Many car accidents do not require much investigation, and the matter can be quickly resolved. Recently, an unusual accident that resulted in death has authorities suspecting the accident was intentional. 

Car accidents involving school buses on the rise

Pennsylvania residents might find themselves alarmed as they continue to see news stories where school buses have been involved in crashes. Several have occurred in the state already this year, and the fear that buses continue to be involved in car accidents have many parents concerned. Many families rely on buses to get children to and from school each day, and each moment a bus is on the road is a moment that children are potentially in danger. The latest crash resulted in fatality. 

Car accidents resulting in death continue to plague PA roads

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently had to close a portion of Route 322 because two crashes occurred on the same stretch within hours of each other. The car accidents appear to be unrelated, but at least one resulted in fatality. Police continue to investigate both crashes, and details have emerged about the first of the crashes, which resulted in death and injuries suffered. 

Car accidents involving pedestrians can result in legal trouble

Pennsylvania has many large cities, but is far from what might be considered urban. Home to many small towns, the state has one of the largest rural populations in the nation. Small towns may sound idyllic, but are often subject to the same troubles as big cities, and a constant concern is car accidents

Car accidents sometimes follow serious crimes

Pennsylvania parents would probably agree that one thing they dread is being notified that one of their children has been seriously injured or killed. The loss of a child can devastate an entire family. Car accidents remain a leading cause of childhood death, and recently, one mother learned that her young son had been killed as a result of his father's poor behavior. 

Child seats not enough to prevent injury during car accidents

Pennsylvania parents are likely aware that adhering to laws pertaining to child safety seats is a must. Research shows that the use of car seats for small children can greatly decrease the risk of serious injuries during car accidents. Unfortunately, even proper car seat use may not be enough, and a child may suffer the consequences. 

Car accidents often kill the innocent

Residents and visitors would likely agree that Pennsylvania has some of the most scenic roads the nation has to offer. Whether for business or pleasure, driving through Pennsylvania is a most enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the state is not immune to the sorts of tragedies that occur on roads throughout the country each day. Worse still, car accidents can sometimes escalate into criminal charges when innocent people suffer injuries. 

Car accidents involving speed and alcohol claim passenger lives

Most Pennsylvania drivers would probably agree that taking risks like speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol can end in disaster. When most people think of car accidents, they imagine multiple vehicles crashing into one another. While this is often the case, on other occasions, the negligent actions of a driver can kill, even if only one vehicle is involved.

Car accidents increase as summer travel heats up

Residents of the Keystone State are out and about, making the most of their summer vacations. After an especially brutal winter that seemed to linger forever, residents and tourists alike are welcoming the sunny months and enjoying the outdoors. While Pennsylvania offers something for everyone, and naturally people are eager to leave home, drivers should remember that crowded roads lead to an increased risk of car accidents

Distracted driving can contribute to fatal car accidents

When most Pennsylvania drivers think of motor vehicle accidents, many imagine an unavoidable series of events that lead to calamity. However, distracted driving is one cause of serious car accidents  that can absolutely be avoided. Distracted driving is generally defined as the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involves the use of a mobile phone or other electronic device. This was the case in a recent story that ended tragically for one man, and forever changed the life of another. 

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