Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) released information about Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident fatalities during 2011. While traffic deaths were lower overall in 2011 than in 2010, there was a significant increase in deaths among 16 year olds in the state.
In 2010, 19 sixteen year old drivers died in traffic related accidents. In 2011, that number rose to 29. Our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers express our condolences to the parents, siblings, relatives and friends who lost teenagers in recent car crashes and we hope that PennDOT and others are able to take measures to lower the number of deaths in 2012.