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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. 

Car accidents resulting from police chases leave families unsure

Many reasons can account for why one may decide to flee a traffic stop. Prior issues with law enforcement, outstanding warrants or possession of illegal substances are many cited reasons for one deciding to evade law enforcement. Regardless, car accidents are sometimes caused by drivers fleeing from police officers. A resulting collision may end up hurting others in or near the roadway, simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Negligent drivers increase the likelihood of car accidents

Police and legislators work hard to help ensure that accurate and applicable laws are passed and observed by citizens to help keep motorists safe. Many drivers are diligent and express obvious caution while out driving along Pennsylvania roadways. Unfortunately, some drivers make the choice of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol or driving without a proper license. Victims of a negligent driver and his or her family often suffer heartbreaking losses because of the car accidents that often follow such a poor choice.

Young Pennsylvania driver involved in a fatal car accident

Getting one's license is often seen as a rite of passage. This milestone is a big one for many but entails a significant amount of responsibility. Exercising caution, consideration and obeying all laws while driving are important in helping to keep Pennsylvania roadways safe and car accident free. Overconfidence and lack of experience can lead to devastating outcomes.

Victims of car accidents may be entitled to seek damages

Victims of motor vehicle crashes face many unexpected burdens. In addition to the property damage that often results from car accidents, victims may also suffer serious injuries that can lead to physical and emotional trauma and significant medical bills. Two Pennsylvania police officers were recently hurt in a collision that may have been caused by a negligent driver.

Hit-and-run car accidents too often result in fatalities

Motor vehicle collisions may occur at the most unexpected times. In many cases, car accidents are the results of negligent drivers. These drivers may be considered negligent by being distracted by their cell phones, intoxicated or even too tired to drive. One Pennsylvania man was killed in a recent crash that may have been caused by a negligent driver.

Pennsylvania car accidents are often caused by negligent drivers

Motor vehicle collisions can occur in any number of ways with any number of vehicles. Sometimes, car accidents may only involve one car at a time. Such is the case in a recent Pennsylvania crash that resulted in the injury of a man and the death of a woman.

Bad weather may lead to more car accidents

When a driver agrees to transport a passenger, the driver then owes a duty of care to that person to keep the individual safe on the road. In addition to obeying laws and paying attention to traffic, drivers with passengers must also take weather factors into consideration to avoid car accidents. Sadly, one Pennsylvania woman was recently killed after the driver she was riding with crashed the car into a train during a snowstorm.

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