Many Pennsylvania residents enjoy going out with a group of friends or by themselves and riding their motorcycle. Before hitting the road, individuals often make sure they have the gear and equipment necessary for the ride, along with any extra items they may plan to bring along.
Technology has led to improvements in many areas of life. In recent times, one thing in particular that technology has been turned towards is the prevention of auto accidents.
As the weather warms, many Pennsylvanians will take to the roadways on their motorcycles. While this can be a fun, relaxing way to spend some free time or an enjoyable way to get to school or work, other motorists can put motorcyclists in danger. When a distracted or negligent driver causes a motorcycle crash, riders can be left with catastrophic injuries or dead.
Pennsylvania's motorists should be aware of pedestrians at all times. Failing to do so could result in a tragic, injurious or even fatal accident. These victims then often have to deal with the hardships associated with recovering from such a wreck. This often includes excruciating physical pain, mental turmoil and financial uncertainty. Many times, a lawsuit is the only way for these car accident victims to obtain the compensation they need and to hold the errant drivers who hurt them accountable.
Another tragic accident has occurred on Pennsylvania's roadways, leaving one dead. The crash occurred on Interstate-70 when an eastbound vehicle was hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle that had crossed the median when it lost control. The driver of the eastbound vehicle was killed and his passenger was injured.
Sadly, negligent drivers plague Pennsylvania's roads. These errant drivers can turn a routine drive or walk into a nightmare in the blink of an eye, leaving unsuspecting individuals injured in their wake. Pedestrians are especially susceptible to harm as they do not have the protections afforded by seat belts, air bags and metal framing. Thus, when a pedestrian is hit by a negligent driver and suffers a serious injury, he or she should take legal action.
An arrest has been made concerning a Pennsylvania hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a 69-year-old man and his dog. Bail was set for the individual arrested at $1 million. Prosecuting attorneys had charged him with an accident involving death or personal injury. However, charges may be upgraded.
Motorcylists are at a great risk when motor vehicle drivers fail to share the roads. When motorcycles are involved in collisions, riders often suffer serious or fatal injuries.
A massive 10-vehicle car collision shut down Interstate 83 northbound in southern Pennsylvania, a major traffic artery for commuters coming out of Baltimore. The chain reaction auto accident injured seven people and backed up traffic for hours, according to news reports. The scene was chaos, twisted metal from with multiple crushed cars and a tractor-trailer rig carried on the back of a flatbed truck blocking the entire highway. It took emergency crews hours to clear the roadway.
Failing to pay attention to traffic control signs, including stop signs, can result in car accidents. Such was the case in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, recently, when a driver making a left-hand turn ran a stop sign and was broadsided by another car. A third vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle that hit the turning car.