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The fatality rate in accidents is going up

A couple of months ago, we wrote a post about 2016 accident data for the state of Pennsylvania. In that post, we talked about how there were more motor vehicle accidents despite those accidents resulting in fewer deaths. This is a tremendous sign -- but it is not one that is shared nationally, as a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed.

Uber self-driving fleet briefly grounded after Pittsburgh wreck

Uber's self-driving efforts are alive and well in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh and San Francisco have been central to the company's efforts to put autonomous vehicles out to the wider public in the coming years. That reality is still a ways off, but until then, there are self-driving cars being tested on our city streets -- and they are getting into accidents.

An attorney can help you after a car accident

You've driven down the highway thousands of times after you leave your job. Every single time, you've made it back without incident. Except, this time it's different. As you are driving down the freeway, you see a vehicle that is clearly being operated by a negligent driver. Unfortunately, this vehicle collides with yours, and you are involved in a serious accident. These circumstances happen hundreds of thousands of times every year in the United States.

UK study finds increased accident risk on Fridays

While the following story doesn't involve Pennsylvania, or even the United States, it still warrants some discussion on a personal injury blog. Our story today comes from the United Kingdom, where an insurance company performed an analysis of more than 700,000 car accidents in the UK. What they found is that the average driver in the United Kingdom is 14 percent more likely to get into a car accident on Friday than on any other day.

2016 Pennsylvania crash data: more crashes, fewer deaths

Pennsylvania had a good year in terms of fatal motor vehicle accidents, as 2016 ranked as having the fewest motor vehicle accident fatalities on record. 1,188 people died last year according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. As great as that is though, the state also saw a dramatic increase in total motor vehicle crashes. 129,395 auto accidents occurred in 2016, while in 2014 there were 121,317 accidents. That's a stark jump in the number of wrecks out on Pennsylvania roads.

Early morning accident under investigation, 3 injured

A car crash in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania left three people with injuries and the police combing the scene for answers. The crash occurred in the early morning hours of July 10, roughly around 4:30 a.m. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and one of them ended up catching fire after the crash. After the fire was put out, two people had to be extricated from one of the vehicles.

Driver killed after fleeing police, crashing into pizzeria

A bizarre motor vehicle accident up in Springdale, Pennsylvania left one person dead and a pizzeria damaged after the car crashed into it. The person who was driving the car allegedly was being pulled over on the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. But the man fled the police, and he reached such a speed that the police had to abandon the chase. The car later crashed into a pizzeria, killing the driver. Thankfully no one else was hurt in the accident, as the restaurant was empty.

Take The Right First Steps After An Accident

Car accidents caused by driver negligence are a common occurrence--it was only a matter of time before someone hit you during your daily commute. One minute, you were on your way to work, contemplating stopping for a coffee, and the next thing you knew, you were spinning through an intersection because someone had run the light and slammed into you.

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