While every day of the year brings a risk of being involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania, statistics demonstrate certain days bring a higher risk than do others. Pennsylvania motorists may thus want to use extra caution when driving on days that have the highest risk of car accident involvement.
Police charged a 43-year-old man from Hummelstown with driving while under the influence after he was involved in a head-on crash that led to two people being hospitalized. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the vehicle the man was operating crossed the roadway and went through the guardrail. He struck another vehicle being operated by a 74-year-old man from Harrisburg. The incident took place around 5:45 p.m. on April 10.
On April 6, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that seriously injured an 80-year-old woman in Thornbury in October 2014. He faces up to six years in state prison.
Individuals in Pennsylvania who are in car accidents may suffer shoulder fractures as a result. Three bones make up the shoulder. Two are commonly known as the collarbone and the shoulder blade. The third bone is the upper arm, which is also known as the humerus.
Pennsylvania residents may not have heard the recent data about distracted driving in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that the issue is a major problem in the United States and has led to a number of fatalities and injuries as a result. In order to address the issue, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a ban prohibiting commercial vehicle operators from texting while driving. The government has also gotten involved, and many states have enacted laws banning the use of a cellphone while driving.
An accident between a SUV that was driving on the wrong side of the road and a horse and buggy has caused the hospitalization of five people and the citation of the driver in Pennsylvania. The accident happened at about 7 a.m. on Dec. 21.
Pennsylvania drivers and passengers who have been involved in rear-end collisions are likely to have experienced whiplash, a common injury suffered in these types of crashes. The injury occurs when the neck of an occupant in a stopped car quickly snaps backward and then forward when the stopped car is impacted from the rear by a moving vehicle. Whiplash can also occur when a slower vehicle is struck from behind by a faster one.
Pennsylvania authorities reported that a firefighter who was attempting to help another motorist on I-95 was struck by a car. According to reports, the accident occurred in Tinicum Township around 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 7.
According to reports, a fatal accident involving a car and a pickup truck occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in Jackson Township on Oct. 24. A 74-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene while one other person suffered a head injury in the wreck.
Authorities reported that a Sept. 3 accident in Philadelphia left two people with injuries. The 10:30 a.m. incident occurred in the vicinity of Roosevelt Boulevard and Hornig Road.