You're driving down the road and as you approach a stop sign, the vehicle behind you crashes into your back bumper. The accident is their fault, but in the heat of the moment, you don't think about that. The anxiety and stress of the crash leads to you making a bad decision -- you get angry and upset, and you flee the scene of the accident. As a result, the police arrest you for a hit and run.
More than a month ago, we wrote a post about four trucks being involved in an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. There's no information about injuries to the people involved in the crash, and little else to go on in the story. Today, we want to continue the theme of truck accidents on this blog by discussing another wreck -- but one that centers on the cargo being carried by the truck at the time of the accident.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike was the site of a four-vehicle accident, where all of the vehicles involved were large trucks. Two tractor trailers and two box trucks were involved in the crash, and there are no reports about injuries to the drivers and people involved. In fact, there are almost no details about the crash at all. The one thing we do know is that the northbound lanes were closed for a period of time.
A publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) dug into the potential impact of marijuana use on driving abilities. The findings could provide guidance as states throughout the country consider legalization of the drug.
A major motor vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Pennsylvania left four vehicles with damage. The wreck itself hasn't been fully explained yet, but what we do know is that three trucks and one other vehicle were involved. The other vehicle ran into the back of one of the trucks, and then behind that crash the two other trucks collided. There are few other details here, so unfortunately that sparse explanation will have to suffice for now.
How would you feel if your car was constantly aware of your medical condition and overall health? Would that feel like a good thing, one that made you feel safer and better about your life? Or would it feel like a violation of your privacy, and on some level a little bit weird? No matter how you feel, the prospect of such a vehicle is very real in the coming decades. As self-driving cars continue to be developed and researched, new systems and ideas are taking shape -- and a medically-monitoring autonomous vehicle is just one of these ideas.
An obviously critical factor after any motor vehicle accident is the concept of liability. Who is at fault in a motor vehicle accident? What does that liability mean for the victims? What happens if there is civil litigation after a car accident? These are important questions, and it is always better for them to be answered with an attorney by your side.
Motor vehicle accidents are the talk of the town, and for good reason in the wake of a shocking new report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The new statistics come from a review of the 2016 data, and it shows yet another startling increase in the number of deaths that are happening in accidents on the road.
It may not be something anyone wants to think about, but when a car accident happens, there is a chance that the wreck is devastating enough to cause fatal injuries to any of the people involved in the crash. When a person dies in a motor vehicle accident, their loved ones will want to know the circumstances of the crash, and they may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that is at fault for the crash.
The U.S. House of Representatives made a unanimous decision recently, a rarity in these politically divisive times. Last week, the House passed a new measure that will allow auto manufacturers to release 25,000 self-driving cars per year out on U.S. roads even if they don't meet safety standards that other vehicles must pass before being deployed. The measure is meant to accelerate the rise of self-driving cars and, ultimately, reduce the number of car accidents out on the road.