For the average driver of an average vehicle, it's overwhelming to navigate heavy traffic, unfamiliar roadways and adverse weather conditions. Yet truck drivers often face these challenges - and countless others - on a regular basis.
Getting hurt in an accident is a trying experience, whether it is a car accident, a fall, or you are injured by a faulty product. There's a lot that needs to be done in order to get your life back to normal. You need to physically and emotionally heal from the experience, and undoubtedly, there will be medical expenses associated with your injuries.
Everyone knows that driving defensively will decrease the chances of being involved in a car accident. But sometimes even following all the rules of the road and keeping an eye out for aggressive drivers or potential road hazards isn't enough to avoid a crash. That's especially true on interstate highways and other high-traffic roads. Even if a driver is able to avoid sudden danger, other drivers may not be as alert or able to anticipate an accident, and too often the result is a collision that is beyond the cautious driver's control.
Although car accidents take the lives of thousands of people every year, most of us don't think about the risk of serious injury or death we take every time we get into a car. Actively fearing an accident so often is not only a nerve-wracking way to go through life, but an inconvenient one, if it prevents us from traveling anywhere. For most people, it's only a passing occasional thought that might prompt us to buckle up and drive a little more carefully.
Being the victim of a car accident can cause a lot of emotions to flood to the surface. A person may never forget the moment before getting into a crash. These, and injuries, can become permanent reminders of a moment one may try to forget.
For most, it is difficult to fathom what it would be like to lose a loved one. Unless you have been in that situation, understanding the emotions and thoughts that run through a person's mind is near impossible.
Very early this morning, a multi-vehicle accident occurred in York County and involved a police officer who was transporting a prisoner. The officer crashed into a box truck in front of the police car that had begun to slow down.
During the winter months, Pennsylvania drivers will likely see trucks driving on the roads carrying large loads of salt. The salt is typically used on icy roads in order to ensure safer conditions for drivers.