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.
A car accident on the Parkway East in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania involving two vehicles highlights the dangers of the road and the role that weather can play in motor vehicle accidents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An accident in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania that involved three vehicles claimed the life of a 36-year-old man and shut down Route 56 as a police accident reconstruction unit investigated the scene of the wreck. Little information has been provided other than what was stated above since the investigation is ongoing. No other injuries were reported in the source article and we don't know how many people were involved in the crash.
As you travel through downtown Pittsburgh or on one of the many highways that surround the city, obviously, you'll be sharing the road with many others.
Just south of Pittsburgh in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, a motor vehicle accident between a bus and a car has left seven people with injuries that required hospitalization. Two other people were hurt in the crash but refused medical treatment. All of them were on board the bus when it collided with the other vehicle. Details aren't being released about the crash, but the bridge where it occurred was cleared relatively quickly after the crash happened.