Traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2014 with 1,195 fatalities reported on the state’s highways, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.
A woman was killed and a man injured critically in a multicar crash outside of Northeast High School on Nov. 12.
The dangers of Grant Avenue
Red light runners are going to do Philadelphia and 36 other municipalities across Pennsylvania a public service in the coming months as their traffic fines will pay for traffic safety improvements in those localities.
A roadway speed bump caused a sudden jolt in Somerton when it popped up unexpectedly near the neighborhood’s SEPTA train station last month. But Streets Department Commissioner David Perri smoothed things over last week, announcing the removal of the bump.
Pennsylvania state troopers arrested 37 motorists for driving while under the influence during the Labor Day holiday enforcement period that ran from last Friday through Monday. Troopers investigated 82 highway crashes in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties, including 16 that resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities. Five crashes were alcohol-related.
The Northeast remains the city’s hot spot for auto crashes involving senior citizens. Not particularly great news for grandpop and grandmom, but news they should have.