A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority paratransit van was involved in a recent wreck that injured five in North Philadelphia. The Sunday afternoon motor vehicle accident occurred at Cambria and 6th Streets at approximately 2 p.m.
When law enforcement vehicles are on the roads, we expect the officers, deputies and troopers to drive safely and not endanger others. Unfortunately, accidents involving patrol vehicles do happen. On July 5 at about 3:30 a.m., a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle was involved in a fatal accident in Fairview Township. There were two troopers in the 2013 Ford Explorer. According to reports, the trooper driving the vehicle was at fault in the accident.
A Philadelphia jury has ordered the Honda Motor Co. to pay more than $55 million for a near-fatal accident that left a York man paralyzed. The victim, age 57, successfully argued that the faulty seat belt design inside his Acura Integra led to his permanent, catastrophic injury. The victim was involved in the serious motor vehicle accident in 2010.
Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a crash involving a pickup truck on the Atlantic City Expressway. Only the one vehicle was involved in the accident, with the pickup truck going out of control on its own and flipping over. However, five people suffered injuries in the crash and one person was killed.
As the weather continues to get warmer, more and more motorcyclists are striking out on our state's roadways. Those who ride are almost addicted to the feeling of freedom that motorcycles provide.
A motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania left a Pennsylvania Turnpike worker with fatal injuries after a collision on June 1. Authorities say the collision occurred on the westbound side of the Turnpike, when a semi-truck struck a 61-year-old equipment operator on the side of the road. The motor vehicle crash occurred in a lane that was closed for maintenance. Another worker also suffered minor injuries in the collision.
A crash last month in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia sent a police officer and a 44-year-old female driver to the Aria Torresdale Hospital with a leg laceration and neck, arm and head pain, respectively.
Two drivers were recently transported to a Philadelphia hospital after a tractor-trailer crashed into a sedan before smashing through a local Jack In The Box's drive-through lane.
A Pennsylvania man has filed a personal injury suit against the federal government after reportedly suffering serious injury during a vehicle accident involving a Postal Service truck. The victim alleges that the postal worker struck the rear end of his car while he was stopped in a parking lot. He suffered pain in his face, elbow, hip and back as a result of the motor vehicle crash.
Distracted driving is a serious concern for parents of teenagers through Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. With cellphones becoming ubiquitous among the high school set, the risk of certain types of motor vehicle accidents is increasing. That is why several Pennsylvania advocates are speaking up about their own experiences with distracted drivers, in an effort that seeks to curb the dangerous practice of texting or using other smartphone features while driving.