Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 2:12 pm
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials recently announced that the number of highway deaths in Pennsylvania dropped to 1,208 in 2013. According to PennDOT officials, this is the lowest number of highway fatalities for a single year since PennDOT began collecting records in 1928.
There were declines over the previous year in many areas, including a drop in the number of people who died not wearing seatbelts, the number of people killed in speed related collisions, and killed in collisions involving an intoxicated driver.
However, notably the number of deaths in accidents involving distracted drivers increased last year. This increase follows a national trend of more and more accidents being attributed to distracted drivers.
If you, or someone you know, sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision in Central Pennsylvania, contact the Law Office of Bill Pelhan at 717-392-6362 to learn more about your rights and legal options.
Source: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.