Many parents who have lost children in fatal Pennsylvania car accidents are calling on legislators to pass House Bill 67, which would prohibit teen drivers from using a cell phone while driving and having more than one non-family teen in the vehicle. But legislators aren’t listening, according to The Mercury. The parents of two teens who were killed last year started working toward teen driving law reform just a few months after the loss of their sons. Until teen driving law reform is in effect, many say that the risk of accidents, injury and death will increase.
Local legislature returned from the summer recess and will leave again to campaign for the November 2 election; therefore, the window to make any progress on House Bill 67 is closing fast. It is unclear at this time as to whether or not there will be a winter session. So far, while the parents of teens who have been lost in fatal Pennsylvania car crashes have been adamant, legislators have failed to do anything to prove that they’re paying attention.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, about 3,500 teens lost their lives in car crashes nationwide with more than 350,000 treated for serious injuries. The risk of teen drivers getting into an accident increased with the number of other teen passengers in the vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to the inexperience or negligence of a driver, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a qualified Pennsylvania auto accident attorney. An injury sustained in an auto accident can take a heavy toll on the injured individual and their family. Medical bills, lost wages and other damages can build up quickly and the skilled lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP can help. With years of experience successfully handling a wide variety of auto accident and other personal injury cases, we have the resources necessary to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call (888) 684-7192 to schedule a free consultation of your case.