Monday, December 10, 2012
Car Accidents Over The Holiday Season
Be careful while out driving this holiday season in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Police released their statistics from traffic accidents and injuries over the Thanksgiving holiday 11/21-11/25, and their statistics are sobering. According to their reports, Pennsylvania experienced 13 total road-related fatalities, 349 were injured, and 1,124 car crashes occurred. Five of the people killed were not wearing seatbelts. Alcohol played a factor in two of the deaths and 86 of the crashes. Police also charged 509 people with DUIs, issued over 9,000 speeding tickets, cited over 1,100 people for not wearing seat belts, and issued citations to 124 people for not having children in proper safety seats. In 2011, there were 10 fatalities, 326 injuries, and 1,007 total crashes during the same five-day period.
Car accidents are frightening, expensive, and time-consuming. These accidents may also result in injuries that are extensive, painful, and long-lasting. If you suffered an injury due to a car accident caused by another, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. For more information on his Altoona, PA law firm, please visit his website athttp://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at814-946-4100.