Highway Fatalities On The Increase In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of people killed on Pennsylvania’s roads rose in 2018, fueled by increases in the deaths of senior citizens and pedestrians. Figures released Thursday show there were 1,190 traffic deaths in the state last year. That’s up nearly 5% from the 1,137 deaths in 2017. There was a 34% increase in pedestrian deaths and fatal crashes involving senior citizens rose from 124 to 188. PennDOT says fatal crashes involving drivers who were 16 or 17 years of age were at a new low of 26 in 2018.