According to the 2008 statistics from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health, the age and sex of those killed in Pennsylvania fatal motor vehicle accidents looks like this:
These numbers show a clear trend. Males are more than twice as likely as females to die in Pennsylvania motor vehicle accidents and teenagers and young adults, the demographic that includes new drivers, are the age group with the highest death rates.
While this information is useful to researchers and others trying to target the groups most likely to be involved in fatal car crashes, it does little to comfort grieving families. If you’ve lost a loved one in a Pennsylvania fatal crash then you may be entitled to damages. Please contact a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer for more information about your rights.