Most of us are trying so hard to avoid getting into a car crash that we never consider the fact that some people are causing them on purpose. So-called "staged car accidents" are rising in popularity as a way for criminals and scam artists to make a quick buck.
While the following story isn't particularly current, it still happened here in Pennsylvania and it exemplifies the wide variety of circumstances and problems that can befell people out on the road.
According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), dog attacks against mail carriers in the Central Pennsylvania area have significantly declined since 2016. The USPS said that the number of attacks has dropped by 40 percent, and that in 2017 there were only 68 such attacks. The USPS said that they credit mace and mail satchels as part of the reason why dog attacks against their employees have dropped, in addition to the overall awareness of dog owners.
An accident that happened earlier this morning has left one pedestrian dead and the police investigating the incident. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. and there are questions about the visibility at the time of the accident. There was also substantial traffic from the sounds of it, meaning that there were plenty of witnesses for the police to talk to in order to find out what exactly happened in this particular case.