Last week, a 15-passenger van rolled over in Northeast Philadelphia, injuring 12 van passengers and the driver of a car involved in the collision.
According to police, the bus driver in a Pennsylvania bus accident that killed one elderly woman and injured ten others in late April was taking pills that were in a container marked for a different drug.
According to the Chester County District Attorney, a man who caused a fatal motorcycle accident on SR 202 in Westtown Township was driving drunk for the sixth time. On April 26, 2013, the man made a left turn into a motorcycle, killing the 24-year-old biker.
Investigators have determined that a tire blowout caused a bus accident that injured fourteen people Saturday. The bolt bus was travelling from Philadelphia to New York when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.
Last month, a Philadelphia jury awarded a plaintiff $15 million in a Pennsylvania product liability lawsuit.
According to a study by Erie Insurance, cell phone use (talking on a cell phone while driving and texting while driving) isn't the most common form of distracted driving, though it does come in second. Rather, daydreaming, or "general distraction," is the most dangerous form of distracted driving, causing more than 62 percent of fatal accidents.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. It is a time for everyone to reflect on safe driving and consider putting down their cell phones. This month is especially important in light of recent studies that show more drivers are driving distractedly than ever before, regardless of the laws in place to prevent texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving.
Drunk driving accident lawsuits aren't reserved for drivers and passengers of other cars. In fact, a good percentage of drunk driving injuries and deaths involve passengers in the drunk driver's own vehicle. Like other accident victims, they and their families can bring civil lawsuits against the drunk driver's insurance company to recover compensation for their injuries.
On Saturday, March 16th, a tour bus veered off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and hit a tree. The bus accident killed two people, including a pregnant lacrosse coach and the bus driver, and injured 19 others. State and federal authorities are investigating the accident but have not yet determined a cause.
In 2010, a recovering heroine addict caused a head-on collision that killed two Pennsylvania women. The man had taken methadone shortly before the car accident.