• Traveling for the Holidays? Stay Safe With These Driving Tips
    It’s hard to believe that the winter season is already upon us. Before long, the festivities will be behind us as we welcome a new year full of endless opportunities. If you are traveling for the holiday season, it’s critical that you do what you can to stay safe. The rate of motor vehicle accidents tends to increase during the holiday season as a result of out-of-town commuters, cognitive distractions, poor weather conditions, and drunk driving. Here are some ways you can stay safe on your trip ahead:
  • Biker Killed in Pennsylvania Motorcycle Crash

    One man died from a motorcycle accident that occurred in Pennsylvania on July 17. The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on 38th Street in Erie. Reports say that the man was riding his motorcycle eastbound on 38th Street when an oncoming vehicle turned directly into his path. The vehicle traveling westbound was being driven by a 67-year-old man who was turning onto Lake Pleasant Road. The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was rushed to the hospital by emergency personnel.

  • 5 Injured in Pennsylvania Bus Crash, Driver Facing DUI Charges

    A Philadelphia bus crash has left five people injured and one man facing drunk driving charges. The injured are now in stable condition according to reports. On July 13, around 2 p.m., a SEPTA paratransit bus was traveling through the intersection at 6th and Cambria Streets in the Fairhill area of Philadelphia. A 48-year-old driver in a Cadillac failed to stop at the red light and also entered the intersection, colliding with the side of the bus. The bus then overturned and crashed into a stoplight pole. Authorities say that the Cadillac driver exited his vehicle and attempted to escape on foot following the accident. Police caught up to him, however, and took him into custody.

  • Pennsylvania Crash Results in Severe Injuries

    On July 6, a car accident in Pennsylvania led to severe injuries to two people from Union City, New Jersey. According to a report released by Pennsylvania State Police officials, the accident occurred when a pickup truck hit a motorcycle as the motorcycle traveled along River Road in the vicinity of Nockamixon Township. The motor vehicle accident resulted in the closure of the roadway south of its intersection with Route 611.

  • 2 Pennsylvania Women Killed in 2-Vehicle Accident

    Two women from Pennsylvania were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Maurice River Township in New Jersey. The June 27 accident happened in the evening on Route 49, near mile-marker 44.8, when one vehicle crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle. According to the New Jersey State police, a silver GMC Terrain, driven by a 52-year-old woman from Sinking Springs, was headed east on Route 49 at about 7:45 p.m. when a white Ford van going the opposite direction crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and crashed into it.

  • Wrong-Way Crash Kills Mother of 3

    According to police, a head-on collision killed a woman in Western Pennsylvania on June 18. The Forward Township accident reportedly occurred on Route 68 at approximately 11:20 p.m. Police suspect that one of the drivers involved in the crash may have been deliberately traveling the wrong way on the highway. A 38-year-old man was allegedly driving a Dodge Neon at excessive speeds when he entered into oncoming traffic on Route 68 and crashed into a Jeep Cherokee driven by a 36-year-old woman. Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers at the time of the collision, authorities said.

  • Administrative Negligence at VA Hospital Prompts Investigation

    When you’ve been hurt as the result of another’s carelessness, a personal injury attorney knows that there may be remedies under the law. In the case of a professional relationship, an attorney can work with experts or other industry professionals to establish the level of care that was owed. If that duty was breached and caused injury, a victim might be able to obtain compensation for those injuries.

  • Crash Victim Responds with Violence

    Although the devastation of a motor vehicle accident may draw stares of sympathy from passerby, a recent crash seems to have had the opposite effect. According to Pittsburgh authorities, a recent accident between two passenger cars on a Thursday evening prompted one of the drivers to start a fist fight. The collision happened at Forbes and Murray Avenue, in front of witnesses who were dining out. According to one account, the angry driver didn’t say a word before he started beating the man.

  • The What, When, Why, and How of Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects the brain and nervous systems. The Mayo Clinic offers the following definition, “Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth.” Though symptoms vary with each patient, typically, movement and coordination are significantly impacted, in addition to other neurological problems.

  • Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    An Allegheny County judge recently sentenced a Pennsylvania driver to a prison term of one to two years for his role in a fatal motorcycle accident. The 33-year-old driver was in a pickup when he struck a 69-year-old motorcyclist head-on. Instead of stopping to help, the man fled the scene. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist did not survive. As readers may know, a motor vehicle accident caused by reckless or negligent driving may expose a driver to both civil and criminal liability. In this case, it appears that distraction may have contributed to the accident, as the man was not sentenced for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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