Although Philadelphia's population is considerably larger than Pittsburgh's, the traffic accident rate in Allegheny County was higher in 2011 than the big city to the east, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Pennsylvania Crash Facts & Statistics Report. According to the 2011 report, state transportation officials reported that 9.7 percent of all statewide accidents and five percent of all fatalities occurred in Allegheny County that year. Almost 33,000 accidents involved speeding.
Speed is blamed for an accident in northeastern Susquehanna County last September. State troopers said a Kingsley man was traveling too fast around a curve and lost control of his pickup truck. They say the truck spun left across Route 92 and slammed into two vehicles coming the other way.