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Posts tagged "Car accident"

Man killed in fiery rear-end crash on Pennsylvania I-81

According to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania State Police, a 49-year-old man was killed when the stationary Chevrolet Tahoe in which he was a passenger burst into flames after being struck from behind on Interstate 81 near exit 20 around 7 p.m. on Sept. 4. The impact was precipitated when a distracted driver hit a stopped car behind the Tahoe. Traffic was at a standstill because of an earlier crash on the roadway.

Until we have self-driving cars, put down your smartphone!

If Google has its way, self-driving cars will be the future of transportation. Whether we get there and get there soon remains to be seen, but until we have cars that don't require drivers to be constantly paying attention, we will have people putting their lives and safety, as well as everyone else on the road, at risk by not focusing on driving. Unfortunately for the people of Doylestown, there are a number of serious car accidents caused by distracted drivers.

Car accidents cause considerable economic loss and societal harm

If you were to guess how much damage car accidents caused in 2010, what would you say? Would you guess $871 billion, because that is what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has calculated to be the total economic loss and societal harm caused by car accidents. That is the total for a single year, so you can only imagine how much damage has been caused in the past five years.

Snowy, icy conditions caused 100-car Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

Doylestown has been digging out after a massive winter storm blew through much of the Northeast earlier in the week, but it was on Pennsylvania's roads that some of the worst damage had been done. The Pennsylvania Turnpike appears to have gotten quite icy and snowy in the storm, which appears to have contributed to a 100-vehicle pileup. Though the weather conditions could certainly be blamed, it is also up to individual drivers to drive carefully and slowly in and following adverse weather conditions. Ultimately, an icy road can be traversed without incident if the motorist is driving for the conditions.