Pennsylvania Car Crash Fatalities Hit Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Car accident related fatalities in 2016 were at their lowest level ever recorded.

Governor Tom Wolf and PennDot recently announced that traffic fatalities in the Commonwealth in 2016 were at their lowest level in nearly 90 years, when the state began keeping such records. Unfortunately, 1,188 fatalities still occurred, most likely due to driver error.

The top tips for safe driving are well known, but perhaps not repeated enough. Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT’s press secretary, recently appeared on WITF’s Smart Talk and reiterated those top tips.

To keep yourself and the other drivers on the road safe:

  1. Put down your device. Distracted driving can lead to disastrous consequences and the circumstances on the road can change in an instant.
  2. Never drive impaired. Not only is drunk driving still a huge issue, but “drugged” driving has been on the rise, as well.
  3. Always wear your seatbelt.
  4. Don’t drive aggressively.
  5. Obey the speed limit. The speed limits are in place to account for traffic volume, site distances, and other road conditions. Exceeding them can be dangerous.

Sources: and

    I would recommend these people to anyone.

    “The lawyers at this office and their staff, Mr. [Attorney] DeVere and [Paralegal] Stephanie, his assistant, became the voice I didn’t have after the accident. They were my points of light.”

    - Ms. D. Lopez
    I would recommend Metzger Wickersham to everyone.

    “You guys were so easy to work with. There was no stress and the whole process was done in a timely manner. I would recommend Metzger Wickersham to everyone. Such a pleasure.”

    - Sharon Balent
    You guys are absolutely amazing and that’s an understatement.

    “Attorney Painter was simply amazing...My wife had been fighting SSI for over three years. Since working with Metzger Wickersham her stress and anxiety levels were 100% gone.”

    - Carlos Bonilla
    Outstanding in every way

    “Outstanding in every way no one has ever helped me more in my entire life like this firm. I highly recommend. Thank you very much.”

    - Gary Klinger
    Absolutely wonderful!

    “They helped me with my case on a motor vehicle accident. They were kind, understanding, professional, and got the job done. They explained things, talked me through stuff, and answered any questions I had!”

    - Ms. Brianna Marquis
    Thank you for going that extra mile.

    “I wanted to thank Valerie for all her hard work and going that extra mile for me! I was denied twice, Valerie appealed my case to the Appeals court. Thanks to Valerie, my case was finally won after ...”

    - Joanne Brenizer

Let Us Fight For You

Request a Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.