A routine commute became a terrifying and disruptive life event for 22 people who were injured in an accident in Philadelphia after a white Mazda ran a red light and crashed into a SEPTA bus.
Car recalls can be the result of a relatively minor part malfunction or of deadly accidents involving defective vehicles. Agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are responsible for tracking these patterns as they are reported by car owners. The manufacturers are also responsible for reporting any complaints that they receive from consumers. But a series of reports over the last several years have only recently become the focus of a serious investigation by the NHTSA and General Motors, the manufacturer of the allegedly defective car. Some of the reports involve vehicle accidents, and in one case a Pennsylvania woman was killed.
Data is showing that military veterans have an increased risk of being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident. This is alarming for many in Pennsylvania as loved ones returning from deployments are often welcome sights that instill feelings of comfort and eliminate worry and dread. But researchers have uncovered that men who served in either the Iraq or Afghanistan wars are 76 percent more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than civilians. Women who served in either war are 43 percent more likely. Anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident should contact an attorney, especially if they are injured and the other driver can be held responsible.