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Hit-and-Runs Becoming an Epidemic in Philly

A Philadelphia car accident lawyer explains In Philadelphia, hit-and-run accidents are an epidemic. About 1 in 4 crashes in Philadelphia are a hit-and-run, according to ABC6. On average, more than 16,000 fail-to-stay crashes happen in the city each year. Pedestrian accidents are too often fatal, and hit-and-run crashes account for about 20% of pedestrian deaths...

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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

A recent fatal motorcycle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike serves as a powerful reminder of the risks riders face every day on the road. That’s why it’s important for motorcyclists to understand why accidents happen and what they can do to stay safe and protect their rights. According to TPM News and The Associated Press,...

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Fatal Philadelphia crash highlights the risks bicyclists face

Bicycles are popular in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, but cars and bicycles don’t always share the road well. Bicyclists are at risk on city streets and have very little protection in a crash with cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles. It only takes one negligent or inattentive driver to cause a bicycle accident that results...

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Our roads need safe, responsible truckers

When you drive a heavy truck, safety must come first This year, Allentown trucker Don Cook celebrated an almost impossible milestone: 4 million miles driven in nearly 5 decades as a trucker, without so much as a minor accident. Cook, 79, attributes his incredible driving record to his eyes, reflexes, skill, and patience. “You have...

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Water safety tips for a safe summer

As summer approaches and the weather heats up, many people are ready to get back out on the water or hit the pool. It's hard to think about safety when you're having fun, but every year more than 3,500 people drown to death in the United States. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related...

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Distracted drivers endanger other road users and passengers, despite passenger complaints

These days, it takes a significant amount of willpower for drivers to avoid picking up their cellphones. Digital handheld devices offer a wide range of convenience — from making phone calls to browsing social media. Responsible drivers can wait until they get to their destinations before checking their notifications. Other drivers can't seem to resist...

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The risk of pedestrian accidents at night

Every driver recognizes that it's harder to see at night, especially on roads with little or no lighting. But few are aware of just how bad their vision becomes, especially with respect to vulnerable road users. Marc Green, Ph.D., of visualexpert.com puts it this way: "People fail to slow sufficiently at night because they are...

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Safety advocates: Traffic deaths up 60% this year

From January to October of 2020, Philadelphia has seen 120 citywide traffic fatalities. That's up from 75 during the same period in 2019, according to Philly Voice. This includes 42 pedestrian deaths (up from fewer than 30 in 2019) and bicyclist deaths that have more than doubled. Many pedestrian accidents occur in high-risk and disadvantaged...

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Types of accidents that occur in parking lots

Parking lot injuries are very common and studies underscore the risks. One found that 30 percent of all pedestrian accidents happen in parking lots. Another found that elderly drivers were 17 times more likely to cause a crash in a parking lot than on a road. Pedestrians have no protection, even against a slow-moving vehicle,...

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