Newly revised statistics regarding Pennsylvania auto accident injuries and deaths were released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it’s not good news for Pennsylvanians.
The NHTSA’s latest edition of “Traffic Safety Facts” lists totals for motor vehicle collision deaths and injuries across the country, tracking changes from year to year with the agency’s most recent data.
In Pennsylvania, auto accident deaths rose by 5.4% in 2010, to 1,324 deaths. That was 68 more than in 2009. It’s alarming news for Pennsylvanians, as car crash deaths nationwide have declined.
The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Metzger Wickersham have seen first-hand how a reckless driver can destroy a life in an instant. We fight to protect the rights of those injured in accidents, as well as those who lost loved ones because of a drunk driver or someone texting behind the wheel.
Every driver in Pennsylvania should be aware of the risks on Pennsylvania roads and know that, no matter where they are, an accident could occur due to any number of factors.
Nationally, the NHTSA accident survey examined issues ranging from drivers’ ages to time of day. For instance, there were 119 more motorcycle accident deaths involving motorcyclists over 49 in 2010, whereas motorcyclist fatalities for drivers under 50 decreased by 84 deaths. Nighttime auto wreck deaths also decreased nationwide; of the 998 fewer fatalities in 2010, 857 of them were nighttime accidents.
With the combination of busy urban traffic and curving country roads in Pennsylvania, drivers can encounter any type of car crash: a passenger car head-on collision in a city intersection, a tractor trailer pile-up on I-81 or an SUV rollover on a meandering rural lane. Unfortunately, you can drive as cautiously and defensively as possible and still be injured through no fault of your own.
If you or your child suffered car accident injuries or a loved one was killed in an auto accident in Pennsylvania, the experienced lawyers at Metzger Wickersham can help fight for your rights, including wrongful death compensation. Contact the aggressive Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Metzger Wickersham for a free consultation. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 (1-800-946-9461) or fill out our online contact form today.
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