Motorists that are injured in a car accident have a lot of things to think about. What will happen to their families while they are injured? What will happen to their damaged vehicle? How will their medical bills be paid for? What were the circumstances of the crash, and are there any signs that another driver was liable? For their long-term health, are there any steps they can take to earn the compensatory damages they will need?
As many Pittsburgh residents know, Uber has invested heavily into their self-driving fleet and they have put a lot of these vehicles out on our streets here in the Steel City. As is expected, some problems have arisen and Uber is working towards fixing these issues. But that hasn't stopped accident from happening that involve their self-driving vehicles. Another one of these accidents, and it is still unclear what actually happened in the lead-up to the crash.
An early morning series of accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left two people dead and the police scrambling to investigate the entire scene. The fatal wreck was triggered by two other accidents that preceded it. The first wreck saw a car hit the guardrail, which was followed by two passenger cars colliding with each other.
An accident involving three vehicles left numerous people with injuries and the police scrambling to find out what exactly went on in the build-up to this crazy crash. The accident happened at an intersection in Penn Hills, where three vehicles came together in a scary wreck. There are photos of the vehicles in the source article linked at the bottom of this post, and the damage to each one of them is extensive.
In our last post, we talked about the seemingly infinite amount of risks out on the road. Anyone who is out on a street or highway -- may it be a pedestrian, a bicyclist, a motor vehicle driver, or otherwise -- needs to be aware of their surroundings and proceed with caution.
One of the most frightening aspects about traveling is that there are so many unknowns when it comes to safety and your upcoming trip. Will you get into a car accident? If you take the bus, will the bus driver operate the vehicle safely? If you use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, will the driver be safe? If you take a train or taxi, what happens in case of an accident?
A horrible accident claimed the life of a 21-year-old man in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, an area some 70 miles to the east of Pittsburgh. The accident happened last Friday morning, when the 21-year-old was traveling in the westbound lanes of SR-56. Suddenly, a large truck hauling coal and traveling eastbound went around a bend in the road and strayed into the westbound lanes. The truck collided head on with the 21-year-old's car, killing him.
In a tragic case out of Allegheny County, a pedestrian is dead and the vehicle responsible for that person's death has not yet been caught because the driver decided to flee the scene. The accident happened last night on Liberty Avenue, 15 minutes before 10 p.m. The police are still investigating the crash and have asked the public for help in identifying the fleeing the vehicle.
If you had to guess how many people died in drunk driving accidents in 2016, how many people would you guess? Most people would put the figure somewhere in the thousands, but probably not much more than that. However, in 2016, there were actually 10.497 deaths related to drunk driving, averaging out to roughly 29 per day.
What would you assume are some of the most common reasons for car accidents? There are a bevy of reasons why car accidents occur, of course. But most people would answer this question with some similar answers: distracted driving, drunk driving, and inattentive driving. And for the most part, these answers are correct. Cellphones have made drivers less attentive; some drivers lose their focus; and others consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car.