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While Traffic is Down in 2020, Philadelphia Traffic Fatalities are at a Record High

As per the Philadelphia Police Department, there have been 119 traffic deaths in the city in 2020. That number matches the 2019 total, and it approaches the 1997 record of 137. According to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the true number of traffic fatalities in Philly stands at 125 for the 2020 year. That’s …

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Philadelphia Truck Bridge Strikes Can Cause Severe Injuries or Deaths

There probably isn’t a day that goes by when the top of a truck trailer doesn’t hit the bottom of a bridge or overpass somewhere in the country. These types of accidents not only cause physical damage, but they also tie up traffic and have been known to cause injuries and fatalities too. Cargo can …

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Passenger Injuries and Single Vehicle Accidents in Roxborough PA

Most motor vehicle crashes involve two or more vehicles. A single-vehicle crash involves only one. Some common single-vehicle crash scenarios involve drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel, or drivers who are wide awake and lose control of their vehicle for a variety of reasons. Recent Roxborough Single-Vehicle Tragedy Philadelphia police are attempting to piece …

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Car Accidents Involving Multiple Drivers and Insurers in Philadelphia

A multi-vehicle accident occurs when at least three vehicles are involved in an accident. Most of the time, the driver of one vehicle rear-ends another vehicle, and that vehicle is shoved into the rear of a third vehicle. Other multi-vehicle crash configurations exist though. For example, in an intersection collision, a vehicle turning left might …

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Philadelphia Cyclist Injuries When Crossing the Street

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, accidents involving cars cause about 74% of all bicycle accident deaths. In the context of injuries, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration attributes 29% of all bicycle accident injuries to cars. One of the leading crash scenarios in both bicycle accident injuries and fatalities is when a …

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Tractor-Trailer and Rear End-Crashes in South Jersey

There are two scenarios that separate tractor-trailer rear-end crashes, and that is whether the big rig is doing the rear-ending or is getting rear-ended. However, in both cases, the occupants of the other vehicle are at a great disadvantage. Driver of Pickup Dies in Collision with Tractor Trailer in Camden The 72-year-old driver of a …

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Are Philadelphia Landlords Responsible for Stairway Injuries?

A Philadelphia landlord has a duty to their tenants to keep the property’s stairways in good repair and reasonably free from any dangerous hazard. Every year, falls are the leading cause of death and serious physical injury to people over 65, second only to automobile accidents for those 64 and under. Stairway falls are some …

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