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Car Accidents Archives

New technology could help drivers avoid accidents

When we take to the roads of Pennsylvania, we know that staying alert is important for staying safe. A good driver is constantly surveying the traffic so as to react as quickly as possible to any potential hazards. But it can be difficult to respond to everything that happens as we drive. A car accident can be caused by that one thing we missed or simply had no way of predicting.A new motor vehicle technology is being tested that holds the promise of providing drivers with critical traffic information while they are behind the wheel. The so-called V2V technology is designed to send signals between vehicles.Vehicles outfitted with the V2V system would be able to broadcast and receive information to and from similarly outfitted vehicles. Reportedly, the data transmitted would include a vehicle's brake status, speed and even steering wheel position. With this sort of information readily available, drivers could better anticipate the actions of other drivers. Currently, General Motors has plans to build the V2V system into future models of its cars. But this system is still very much in development. Even if the system becomes a standard part of all motor vehicles, it may take years before all cars and trucks have V2V technology on board.So for the time being, we are left having to depend on our own powers of observation to keep us clear of danger as we drive down the road. But automobile accidents can happen anytime. All too often, victims are left with life-changing injuries. Injuries from a car accident could leave you unable to work and may even require long-term care. All the while, you will face mounting medical expenses.In order to get a satisfactory level of compensation for a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. The attorney could work with insurance companies or help you prepare a civil suit as you attempt to receive a just settlement.

Auto insurance companies may attempt to sidestep paying claims

Auto insurance is meant to provide compensation to those who have been in an accident to pay for vehicle repairs and medical expenses. If you are involved in a car accident, you will want to contact your insurance company to file a claim. Once the company has the claim, it will carry out the process to reach a settlement.

PENNDOT works to keep Pennsylvania roads safe in winter

Pennsylvania winters can produce weather conditions that make for extremely difficult and hazardous driving. Snow, sleet and freezing rain can make road surfaces slick to the point of totally lacking traction. The likelihood of car accidents occurring is greatly increased in such conditions.

Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charges

When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is hurt and to assess any damages.

Whiplash is common condition cause by car accidents

You’re sitting at a traffic light when you hear the screeching of brakes behind you. Before you can even brace yourself or glance in the rearview mirror, you feel the impact. Your head snaps violently backward and then rapidly forward. You have just been the victim of a rear-end crash and if you are lucky, you are not noticeably injured. However, you may not be out of the woods yet.

Pennsylvania family narrowly misses tragedy in car accident

Most of the time while traveling the scenic roadways of Pennsylvania, good drivers are capable of observing potential hazards and reacting accordingly. Motorists can greatly decrease the likelihood of car accidents simply by staying alert while behind the wheel. But events can transpire that may take even the keenest of drivers by surprise.

Venango County Car Accident Injures Man on Porch

A Venango County car accident resulted in serious injuries to a Sandy Creek man who was sitting on his porch when a van drove into his house this past Saturday.  Police report that Richard B. Mong, 83, was sitting on his front porch at 1658 Pittsburgh Road/Route 8 in Sandycreek Township when a 2004 Kia Sedona and struck his house.

Pennsylvania Trooper Kills Woman in Erie Car Accident

A 57 year-old woman was killed in an Erie car accident when a Pennsylvania State Trooper failed to stop for a STOP sign yesterday morning, according to news reports.  The accident occurred near 3:30 a.m. Saturday when Trooper Frederick Schimp drove through a controlled intersection at Sterrettania Road and Route 98 in Fairview without stopping or yielding and collided with a vehicle being operated by Donna Platz of Edinboro.

Instagramming and driving: a new form of reckless driving

According to AAA, a vehicle travelling at 60 mph travels the length of one-and-a-half football fields in six seconds. That’s more than enough time to turn your head and talk to a passenger in your vehicle, or look down at a recently received text message, or even snap a picture of yourself while you’re driving. But as so many of our readers know, even taking your eyes away from the road for a few seconds can be dangerous and can even lead to serious, if not fatal, accidents.

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