A student from the University of Maryland died in a Pennsylvania car accident last Sunday. The 21-year-old man was riding as a passenger in an out-of-control vehicle that flipped upside down onto its roof.
A broken femur bone is rare because it's the largest and strongest bone in the body, but in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident, the crushing forces are strong enough to break any human bone – including the femur. Unfortunately, injuries like this usually require a painful, months-long road to recovery, that includes surgery, physical rehabilitation and a certain degree of suffering.
We're decades away from seeing driverless vehicle technology become the norm on American roads, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about the benefits of a driver-free future. Provided that the technology can do what autonomous car manufacturers claim it will, these benefits will have life-saving and time-saving effects on humanity.
If you're a responsible driver, one problematic habit of other drivers is probably your biggest pet peeve. This bad habit involves following other cars too closely. Whether motorists are in city traffic or speeding down the highway, many don't give each other enough room.
When Pennsylvania motorists are navigating traffic, they don't have a running tally of all the car accident causes in their minds. In fact, the average driver probably isn't even thinking about the possibility of a car accident at all. Nevertheless, the following three issues commonly cause fatal or injurious collisions. Therefore, it's important for motorists to be aware of them.
There's no doubt that driving a motorcycle with the wind against your skin through the country roads of Pennsylvania is one of the most invigorating experiences you could have. There's also no doubt that a motorcycle can be a very dangerous piece of equipment when you don't drive it properly.
The Japanese air bag manufacturer, Takata, has been showing up in the news every other week for the last decade. The air bag maker manufactured tens of millions of deadly air bags that have ended up in vehicles throughout the world, resulting in a constant stream of recalls. In fact, so many recalls have occurred that it will be impossible for the world to fix all of the affected cars. This fact, however, has not deterred Kia from issuing yet another Takata-related air bag recall of 507,000 defective cars before it has even determined a solution to the problem.
A 61-year-old man died in a multicar crash in downtown Pittsburgh. The accident happened on a recent Saturday on the 10th Street Bypass. Four additional victims were injured in the incident.
Most people have heard about the Takata airbag recall. However, they don't know the frightening details related to just how deadly these airbags are. The tragic Takata scandal first erupted a decade ago after a deadly pattern was identified: People were dying in minor fender-benders because their airbags had exploded like grenades.
State and federal regulators have created numerous traffic laws and guidelines to keep us safe on the road. These laws apply to all drivers of motor vehicles indiscriminately. There's one class of laws, however, that applies strictly to commercial vehicle drivers and the companies that employ them. When a truck driver violates these laws, and causes an accident, it will usually result in the financial liability of both the driver and his or her employer.