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December 31, 2018
East Pennsboro, PA – Two-Vehicle Crash at Route 11 and Route 15

Types of Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania

When you hear somebody mention that they have been in a traffic accident, the first thing that most likely pops into your head is a collision between two cars. Pennsylvania, however, is home to a wide variety of vehicle collisions, some of them involving no cars at all. All of these different types of motor vehicle accidents occur in large numbers all across the state. Car Accidents According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately  2.4 million people are injured in car accidents annually throughout the United States, and roughly 35,000 people die from the injuries they receive from those […]
August 4, 2018
Erie, PA – Fatal Motorcycle Crash at Bayfront Parkway Intersection

NHTSA statistics and motorcycle crashes

A frightening amount of injuries and deaths result from motorcycle accidents.  The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 125,000 bikers died in accidents between 1966 and 2006.  More recently, another NHTSA report noted that 2008 saw 5,290 motorcyclists lost their lives in traffic crashes in America while an additional 96,000 suffered injuries.  Pennsylvania happens to be the fourth deadliest state for motorcycle riders in the country, trailing behind Texas, California, and Florida, with 227 fatalities in 2008. Motorcycle crashes also account for a significant percentage of all traffic fatalities.  In 1995, 5.3 percent of all traffic deaths […]