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Jan 31, 2013 |

SEVERAL CRASHES RESULT FROM SNOW AND ICY ROADS IN PENNSYLVANIA

Jan 31, 2013 - Car Accidents

Winter weather can pose several risks to residents in Pennsylvania and in the northern states. The season not only brings frigid temperatures and snow to the region, but also can cause melts and freezes. This can pose hazards to drivers and cause numerous and massive car accidents. The slippery conditions on the road could result in serious damages and injuries to vehicles, drivers and passengers. Although it is important for drivers to significantly reduce their speeds for road conditions, drivers should attempt to avoid driving altogether during times of inclement weather.

Philadelphia recently experienced a nighttime snowfall followed by a sudden drop in temperatures. This led to very severe road conditions for drivers. Numerous roads were closed due to icy conditions and accidents. Crashes occurred on US 1 north, US 202 north and Rt. 309 north. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed the roads where the accidents occurred in order to clear the accident sites and prevent additional cars becoming involved in the incident. Other roads were closed to reduce road travel and stop additional accidents from occurring.

The results of the accidents were not reported, and any injuries and damages from the multiple collisions in Philadelphia were not reported at this time. A person injured in a crash like this might have a personal injury suit, if it is shown that another driver was negligent in causing the crash. An automobile collision can often result in injuries and damages. Compensation from the suit would go towards medical bills, damages and pain and suffering.

Even when many precautions are taken, accidents can still occur. Drivers should be aware of winter weather conditions and whether or not their vehicle is safe for travel. It is important that drivers attempt to avoid driving during severe winter road conditions, but if they must drive, they should significantly reduce their speeds.

Source: myfoxphilly.com, “Snow, Cold Temperatures Cause Several Accidents On PA Roads,” Jan 21, 2013

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