Automobile Accidents

Look Out! PA Among Most Dangerous States For Winter Driving

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Icy winter conditions can be dangerous for driving and cause significant damage anywhere you go. However, a recent analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data from MoneyGeek revealed that some states pose more of a threat to drivers than others – and their findings may surprise you. The ranking of the deadliest states for winter…

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is Tightening Up On Truck Safety Regulations. Here’s What You Need To Know.

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Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of collisions on the road, which warrant safety precautions and preventative measures that fit the bill. The injuries, losses, and damages one could suffer in a tractor-trailer crash can be nothing short of catastrophic – both upon impact and throughout their lifetime. Fortunately, improved truck safety…

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The Wake-Up Call of Drowsy Driving Accidents in PA

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We all know the dangers of reckless driving, such as driving under the influence and disobeying traffic signals. However, activities like drowsy driving fall into a more gray area in terms of irresponsible driving habits. When you fall asleep behind the wheel, it may be hard to tell that it’s happening – until it’s too…

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Can Dash Cam Footage Be Used As Evidence in a PA Car Accident Case?

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An extra set of eyes is always beneficial, especially one that captures everything that happens on the road and offers essential evidence. With dashboard cameras becoming increasingly common, many drivers wonder if dash cam footage can be used as evidence in a personal injury case in Pennsylvania. How Do Dash Cams Affect Car Accident Claims?…

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Pennsylvania Drivers: Here’s What You Need to Know About The New Move Over Law

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Every day, emergency service workers and road crews risk their lives to assist people who need immediate assistance or whose cars have broken down. Fortunately, in Pennsylvania, the laws are changing to protect those in emergency response areas. Understanding the Move Over Law Act 105 of 2020, signed on October 29th, 2020, took effect on…

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7 Delayed Symptoms to Look for After a Car Accident

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When you’re in a car accident, one of the very first things everyone asks you is if you are okay. And while you may be ready to affirm the answer, you may want to give it a bit of time. Sometimes symptoms of injuries – even serious ones – can be delayed after an accident….

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One Child Killed, Two Injured After Accident at Bus Stop

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Police sources in Butler County have reported two children have been injured—and another killed—when they were struck by a vehicle while waiting for a school bus. An article on this emerging story is available here. State Police in western Pennsylvania’s Butler County say three children from Summit Township were struck by a sports-utility vehicle on…

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Local Man Injures Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run Crash

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An Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged in connection with injuring a pedestrian in a hit-and-run collision that occurred last year. An article on the incident is available here. A 52-year-old resident of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania has admitted to driving the vehicle involved in a March 2018 collision which left a pedestrian seriously injured. In…

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Six-Vehicle Truck Crash Kills Two in Berks

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According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a six-vehicle collision has killed at least two people in Berks County. An article on the crash is available here. A fatal crash on I-78 in Windsor Township, Berks County has resulted in at least two fatalities. The Wednesday-afternoon collision took place at 2:38pm near mile marker 32.5 on…

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Two Dead, One Critical Following Adams County Collision

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A recent collision in Law Township, Adams County has left two people dead and a third in critical condition. A news report on the crash is available here. The crash—which took place on Carlisle Pike north of Pine Run Road—occurred when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and crossed the…

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Stay Safe this Super Bowl Sunday – Don’t Drink and Drive!

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Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and football fans across the nation will be joining one another to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots. Last year, approximately 111.3 million Americans tuned-in to watch the Super bowl and the viewership for this year’s Super Bowl is expected to be nearly just as…

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Watch Dick Freeburn Share Safety Tips on Good Day PA for Teen Driving Awareness Month!

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Car Accidents are the #1 cause of death for teens which can be primarily attributed to inexperience on the road. In addition to inexperience, teens often drive distracted or do not wear a seatbelt which yields devastating results. More specifically, 58% of teens involved in car crashes are distracted and 66% of teen passengers who…

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Drunk Driver Charged with Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide for Crash in West Earl Township

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Drunk driving motor vehicle crashes account for almost 1/3 of all traffic related deaths in the United States. Annually over 10,250 people die in alcohol related crashes every year. Just think about this. If people would not drink, then get behind the wheel, there would be over 10,000 less deaths. Drinking and driving remains a…

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Crash Due To “Selfie” In Adams County Highlights Risks Of Distracted Driving

Recently, a driver in Adams County was taking a “selfie” behind the wheel before his vehicle crossed the road and went airborne, landing on a concrete slab. His vehicle came to a halt after running over a sign for a local Animal Wellness Clinic. The driver was taken to the hospital where he was reported…

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Did You Know There Are 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania?

Did You Know there Is 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania? Due to the innovations and numerous safety improvements in cars today, there has been a slow decline in car accident fatalities in the US.  However, in 2016 the U.S. Department of transportation noted seeing car crashes rising, many of these accidents now being…

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Why Should You Have Full-Tort

Full Tort v. Limited Tort: What You Are Giving Up By Selecting Limited Tort Coverage? In Pennsylvania, any time you purchase personal auto-insurance you’re given the choice between “Full Tort” and “Limited Tort.” This “tort” coverage relates to your right to recover damages due to someone else’s negligence. If you select “Full Tort” coverage and…

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Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Pennsylvania?

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a fender bender? You have, at the very least, driven past them on the highway during rush hour. Minor car accidents are fairly common and typically involve some property damage, but major injuries can also happen depending on the circumstance. If you are involved in a…

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What Happens When You’re Hit by a Car?

One of the biggest fears for any driver is hitting someone while they’re walking. That being said, if you’re a pedestrian, the fear of getting hit by a car is much worse. The mass of a vehicle extremely outweighs any pedestrian, ensuring you won’t walk away unscathed. A driver at 30mph can do serious harm to…

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Shift Workers & Drowsy Driving

Shift Workers at High Risk of Crashes Due to Drowsy Driving Between 2009 and 2013, drowsy driver data stayed consistent with previous years. It is estimated that 20% of serious car crashes are due to drowsy driving. Twenty-eight percent of drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in 2015. While most people admit to driving drowsy on occasion, there is one group who is at a…

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Distracted Driving Studies

Recent Studies Highlight Frequency of Distracted Driving Do you change clothes while driving? Put on your make-up? Smoke? Text? A survey was commissioned by Erie Insurance in March that showed that you are not alone. The  results of the survey showed this: 30% of drivers admitted to texting while driving. 75% saw someone else do it. 30% of drivers smoke while operating their vehicle. 4% have brushed…

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