A report released on December 2, 2013, by AAA Mid-Atlantic listed the top Philadelphia area roads with the most car accidents for senior drivers, as compiled by PennDOT, were as follows:
- Street Road in Warminster and Bensalem, Bucks County
- Main Street in West Norriton, Montgomery County
- West Chester Pike in Newtown, Delaware County
- Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia
- Business Route 30 in East Caln Township, Chester County
Seniors, as defined by the study, are individuals 65 years and older, who were involved in car accidents either as driver, passenger or pedestrian. The PennDOT study indicates that these Philadelphia area car accidents occur in and around where the seniors live, work and shop. The study goes on to cite that there were 276 drivers 65 year of age or older killed in Pennsylvania traffic accidents last year, an increase of 32 deaths for the same group in 2011, and about 21 percent of the state’s total of 1,310 highway fatalities.
By identifying the highest density roadways in which Philadelphia area car accidents involving seniors occur, will allow for targeted highway safety improvement. Improvements to Philadelphia area roadways are certainly needed, as discussed in our Philly Legal Blog posts about the terrible car accidents that occurs on Roosevelt Blvd., (which Grant Avenue crosses) and on I-76, any improvements would be welcomed. As Philadelphia lawyers and residents, we are keenly aware that these roadway safety improvements in the Philadelphia area often move at a snails pace. Car accidents, as evidenced by the PennDOT study occur on a daily basis, and whether you are a senior citizen or not, if involved in a Philadelphia area car accident your best option is to call the lawyers at KaplunMarx, PLLC, at 610-660-7780 to protect your legal rights.