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Lawsuit: Trucker Involved in Fatal Crash Was Wearing Noise-Canceling Headphones

A trucker involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike that killed five people and injured dozens nearly two years ago was wearing noise-canceling headphones during the horrific accident, victims claim in a lawsuit. The wrongful death and negligence suit, filed in mid-October in Philadelphia, alleges the headphones prevented the FedEx driver from hearing...

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Sixth Philadelphia Bicyclist Dies This Year After Getting Hit by Car

A Philadelphia bicycle accident lawyer discusses this troubling trend A fatal bicycle accident in Philadelphia recently claimed the life of a 71-year-old cyclist riding in Northeast Philadelphia, according to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The fatal bicycle crash was the sixth one this year in Philadelphia. The deadly accident occurred at the intersection of...

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Philly's Washington Ave. residents upset by long-awaited safety upgrade delay

In a move that has community advocates worried, Philadelphia officials are delaying long-awaited Washington Avenue renovations to improve safety by at least one year. Washington Avenue is infamous for its many serious car accidents. From 2012 through 2018, 254 traffic accidents were reported on the avenue, including four fatalities. The situation is so bad that...

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Hit-and-runs becoming a problem in Philly

An attorney explains why hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in Philadelphia Philadelphia police are actively searching for a driver who ran a red light and caused a hit-and-run accident, injuring a woman in the other vehicle, according to ABC 6 News, which recently aired a story about the police search for the hit-and-run driver....

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Bike lane improvements needed to protect cyclists in Philadelphia

This month, as more cyclists take to the streets, the Philadelphia Streets Department is at work adding, upgrading, and reconfiguring bike lanes to improve bicycle safety. As PhillyVoice reported, these improvements include: Protected bike lanes, which will use permanent physical barriers to separate bicycles from traffic. The advantage of protected bike lanes is that they carve...

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Zoom 'zombies' drive spike in fatal crashes

  An experienced car accident lawyer in Philadelphia examines this new roadway danger A sharp increase in the number of people killed in traffic accidents during the height of the pandemic has experts searching for a cause. Due to restrictions, people stayed home from work, school, and socializing for much of 2020. Miles traveled plummeted,...

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Study finds 1 in 4 teens are afraid of driving

A new survey finds nearly 25% of unlicensed teenagers are too frightened to drive – and statistics show they have good reasons. Why are they afraid? The survey provides some answers. Too afraid to get behind the wheel According to a new report by The Zebra, 40.2% of teens believe driving is scary, and 23%...

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How common is aggressive driving?

You might have noticed more and more drivers honking their horns, speeding, and making reckless moves. You might worry about your safety on the road and ask: Is it just me or are people becoming more aggressive while driving? It’s not just you. A study finds that an alarming number of people admit to driving...

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