The days that follow a car accident will be stressful and confusing ones for the victims, whether they may or may not be at fault. They will have a lot of questions about their health, their vehicle, their legal situation, and what it all means for them and their family. This fear and uncertainty is perfectly understandable, and today we want to discuss a few common questions that people might have after a car accident in an attempt to quell some of those fears.
As we have outlined in many of our posts recently, car accidents pose serious threats to people out on the road, and they continue to happen at an incredible pace. Many people will be affected everyday as a result of car accidents, and some will even lose their lives. But for the ones who survive the accidents, moderate, severe, or even catastrophic injuries may await them. With that in mind, let's discuss some of the injuries that can be suffered by car accident victims.
Five people were injured in a car accident in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania recently after one vehicle failed to stop at an intersection and plowed into the driver's side door of another vehicle. The crash happened in the middle of the day a few weekends ago. The four people in the vehicle were hospitalized for their injuries, though three of them did not appear to be in serious condition. The driver of the struck vehicle was listed as having possibly suffered serious injuries.
While the following story may be lacking in details, the content of the story is important for everyone to hear. A woman in Pennsylvania will stand trial after being accused of texting while driving prior to causing a fatal car accident.
It goes without saying that car accidents are dangerous. But what doesn't go without saying, at least until you hear a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is that the car accident rate is getting worse. Most people would just naturally assume with the improvements to car safety systems and the soon-to-be-realized dream of self-driving cars out on the road that the car accident rate is improving.
Until the unrealized dawn of self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles becomes a reality, there will be negligent drivers and irresponsible people behind the wheel of motor vehicles. Even when self-driving cars become the norm, there will be technical problems and emergencies that could lead to a car accident. There is no version of the future where car accidents are completely eliminated. Mistakes will happen. So the most important thing we can do, as a society, is be prepared for these mistakes and take action when necessary.
An accident last weekend on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left one person dead and multiple vehicles damaged. The accident occurred sometime in the early morning hours, as the westbound portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed starting around 4 a.m. That portion of the turnpike was reopened before 11 a.m. No other details were presented in the source article for this post.