Category: Car Accidents

How does alcohol increase a driver’s risk of causing an accident?

Car Accidents
  July 1, 2015

Anyone who has ever drank alcohol to the point of intoxication knows the strange combination of relaxation, giddiness and clumsiness it can cause. Drinking can be pleasurable, but it can also make us unfit to drive. What is it about alcohol that affects the human brain this way? According to Forbes, alcohol affects the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that…

Pittsburgh bicyclists are often at the mercy of bad drivers

Car Accidents
  June 24, 2015

Using a bicycle instead of an automobile to get around is great exercise and often more convenient. Many people in Pittsburgh choose to leave their cars at home and ride their bike around the city whenever possible. Most of the time, riders must share the road with much larger motor vehicles. Drivers should respect cyclists’ right to the road, but…

2 bus crashes within 10 hours injure 7 in Pittsburgh

Car Accidents
  June 15, 2015

Many Pittsburgh residents ride in Port Authority buses every day. No doubt some of our readers take the bus to and from work, or use it to get to other destinations. This form of public transit can be a cheap, convenient alternative to driving, but riding the bus does not guarantee that you will not be hurt in a traffic…

Google to release monthly self-driving car crash reports

Car Accidents
  June 10, 2015

In an update to the potentially troubling report that Google’s self-driving car prototypes have been in at least 11 car accidents, the company has promised not to keep quiet about such incidents in the future. However, critics say that Google’s new policy still will not inform the public sufficiently about possible defects in the automated driving system. As we discussed…

Driver ejected in crash near Denver, Pennsylvania

Car Accidents
  June 1, 2015

The driver of a car near Denver, Pennsylvania, was fortunate to survive an accident when he was ejected from his vehicle after being hit by a semi. The accident happened on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, on May 30, and it took place right around 4:20 p.m. The driver was not ejected during the initial collision. The police have reported that the…

Drowsy driving is as dangerous as drunk driving

Car Accidents
  May 28, 2015

Sleep is as necessary to human beings as breathing and eating. Yet too many of us try to get away with not getting enough sleep at night. Among the possible consequences of chronic drowsiness is causing a car crash by nodding off at the wheel. The next time you are on the road, look around. There is a good chance…

Google says its self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents

Car Accidents
  May 13, 2015

It appears that being inside a self-driving vehicle does not guarantee passengers that they will not get into a car accident, at least so far. Two companies working on automated vehicles have admitted that their prototypes have sustained crashes. One of the companies is Google, which announced recently that its vehicles have been in 11 accidents, according to MLive. Currently,…

College student critically hurt in hit-and-run bike accident

Car Accidents
  April 30, 2015

Bicycles are common sights around college campuses. They are cheap and convenient transportation for getting around. But for students in urban areas, riding a bike on city streets can put them in danger of getting hit by negligent motorists, likely causing them serious injury. After a bicycle collision with an automobile, drivers sometimes panic and flee the scene, rather than…

Dram Shop Laws tell bars and restaurants not to over serve booze

Car Accidents
  April 20, 2015

In many cases, a drunk driver had some help getting to his or her inebriated state. There are many places that are happy to give or sell alcohol to you, whether you are a guest at a party or a customer at a bar, nightclub or restaurant. A responsible party host or alcohol vendor will cut someone off before they…

2 Pennsylvania residents killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-95

Car Accidents
  April 15, 2015

In the blink of an eye, seemingly calm traffic on the highway can turn into disaster. There are many ways for a pile-up to occur on the interstate, but they often end the same way: with the death or serious injury of multiple victims. A recent multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 caused five deaths, including two people from Pennsylvania. This…