Driving Safely in Foggy Conditions

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Navigating through fog can be very tricky and can even turn in to a hazardous
endeavor. The sad reality is that many motorists do not know how to properly
drive in foggy conditions. The dangers that are faced with the presence
of fog can be magnified by this lack of motorist knowledge, so we have
put together some great tips to keep in mind while navigating the foggy
roads and reduce your chances of car accident.

Reduce your speed – not matter the speed limit, it is very important to reduce your
speed when fog is present. Often, visibility is limited and exercising
extreme caution when going through foggy areas is necessary. Fog can often
trick a motorist into thinking they are going slower than they really
are. Use your speedometer as a guide and focus on the lines on the road
for guidance.

Never Stop! – Since visibility is very limited, it is important to never stop in the
middle of a roadway when fog is heavily present. If possible, avoid pulling
over on the shoulder of the roadway as well. These things could become
a major hazard and distract other motorists. If you must stop, get off
the roadway as far away as possible. Be sure to turn off your lights so
that other drivers are not distracted.

Headlights – When visibility is hindered, it is a natural tendency to activate your
high-beam headlights, but when navigating heavy fog using your low-beam
headlights allows for better visibility. Using your high-beams creates
a reflection that can be difficult to see through.

Use lines – Where possible, we suggest using the ridge side pavement lines
to guide you along the roadway. It’s better to avoid using the middle
lines for guidance because this may increase your risk of drifting too
far into the other oncoming lane of traffic.

Stay Focused – Always remember to stay focused while behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Do not try and multi-task while navigating through fog. Turn down the
radio, remove all distractions and focus on the road and safety of you
and all travelers around you.

If you have been injured because of a fog-related car accident, please
give the attorneys at Jones & Swanson a call. For more tips on driving
in severe weather, click
here.

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Child, 4, Struck and Injured by Car in Mayfair

Four-Year-Old Child Injured in Mayfair Pedestrian Crash at Levick and Revere Streets

Mayfair Pedestrian Crash

Child, 4, Struck and Injured by Car in Mayfair

Mayfair, Philadelphia (July 16, 2017) – A four-year-old child was injured after being struck by a car in Mayfair section of Philadelphia on Saturday night, according to Philadelphia Police.

The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. July 15, at Levick Street near Revere street

The child was transported to Aria-Toressdale with non-life threatening injuries.

According to authorities, the driver of the involved car was stopped at the crash site.

The crash is still under investigation.


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Male Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Parkside Crash

Male Pedestrian Killed in Parkside Crash at 53rd Street and Parkside Avenue

Parkside Crash

Male Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Parkside Avenue Crash

Parkside, Philadelphia (July 14, 2017) – A male pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday morning in Philadelphia’s Parkside section.

The fatal accident occurred shortly after 12 a.m. July 14, at 53rd Street and Parkside Avenue.

As per police, the victim was male in his late teens to his early 20s. Medical crews arrived at the crash and took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He was pronounced in the hospital.

The driver of the involved car remained at the crash site after the accident.

It was not known if any charges would be filed.

The crash remains under investigation by authorities.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Crash With Box Truck in Center City

Man Killed in Center City Motorcycle Crash at 17th and Ben Franklin Road

Center City Motorcycle Crash

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash at 17th and Ben Franklin Road in Center City

Center City, Philadelphia (July 12, 2017) – A man died Saturday afternoon following a motorcycle crash in Center City, according to a police report.

The incident took place at about 3 p.m. at the intersection of 17th and Ben Franklin Road.

Police said the 27-year-old man was doing wheel stands when the collided with a box truck at the intersection.

The man was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The name of the deceased rider was not immediately available.  The incident remained under investigation.

 

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 2 Injured in South Philadelphia Two-Car Crash; One Car Rolls Over

Two People Hurt in Two-Car Crash at Kingsessing Avenue and 58th Street

South Philadelphia Two-Car Crash

2 Injured in South Philadelphia Two-Car Crash; One Car Rolls Over

South Philadelphia (July 12, 2017) – Two people were injured late Saturday night when two vehicles collided, causing one of the cars to rollover at an intersection in South Philadelphia, according to a police report.

The incident took place at about 11:15 P.M. Saturday, July 8 at the intersection of Kingsessing Avenue and 58th Street.

According to the report, an SUV and a car collided, and the impact caused the car to rollover.

Two people were injured in the crash and were transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

The intersection was shut down for several hours crews cleared the incident.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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2 Drivers Hospitalized in DUI Crash in the 6000 Block of Tabor Avenue in Lawncrest

Two Injured in Lawncrest Multi-Vehicle DUI Collision on Tabor Avenue in Lawncrest

Lawncrest, Delaware: (July 12, 2017) – Two drivers were taken to the hospital after they were involved in a multi-vehicle collision early Saturday morning in Lawncrest, a local news source reported.

The crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8 in the 6000 block of Tabor Avenue.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a 19-year-old driver in a Honda sedan was traveling down the street without headlights when he collided with another car.

As a result of the impact, both vehicles smashed into four other vehicles.

The drivers of the two cars involved in the initial collision were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said that the driver of the Honda admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel. He will face charges in DUI.

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