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.
Four Pennsylvania residents were injured after a vehicle crashed into a shoe store in Chester County on March 11. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m., when a vehicle plowed into the store located at the Gateway Shopping Center. Authorities say that several victims were hit by flying debris in the motor vehicle accident, and one customer was pinned inside the store.
Mayhem erupted on roads in Pennsylvania after severe weather caused as many as 100 cars to wreck on icy streets and highways. Authorities say that the numerous auto accidents caused the Pennsylvania Turnpike to be shut down for most of the day on Feb. 14. One particularly large crash involved 75 cars and multiple semi-trucks; that pile-up occurred in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike.
A driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and several other serious allegations after he reportedly ran his semi-truck into a driver who was stopped in a toll lane on Interstate 78 on Jan. 13. A 65-year-old man was trapped in the accident debris, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The 55-year-old driver was able to escape the wreckage after the truck accident, and he was transported to a nearby hospital. Also injured in the wreck was a toll worker who ran toward the crash in an attempt to put out flames that had sprung up after the wreck.
A person died in a car accident near Easton on Jan. 13. The collision occurred when a commercial truck caused a motor vehicle crash. That fiery, fatal crash came just hours after a wreck on Route 309 in which another man died. Emergency crews responded quickly to both wrecks, but motorists experienced some delays.
Four Pennsylvania people were injured after a violent car crash caused by a police chase in Philadelphia. Official reports show that the incident occurred on Dec. 21 when officers stopped and attempted to assist a driver who was blocking an intersection. That driver fled the scene, and police gave chase.
Although massive vehicle pile-ups are not common in the state of Pennsylvania, when they do occur, they can have devastating consequences. One recent major car accident left a 35-year-old man dead after about 50 vehicle smashed into each other on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The motor vehicle accident, which occurred around noon on Dec. 8, also caused a vast amount of property damage. The victim in this case was a physician who practiced family medicine in Oakland, Pennsylvania.
Drivers in Pennsylvania are well aware of our thriving Amish community, who can occasionally be seen driving buggies down our state's roadways. Naturally, these buggies drive quite slowly, often on roads that have much higher speed limits. In order to protect motorists and buggy drivers, the buggies are constrained by a number of laws. They must have high visibility reflectors, for example, and the triangular "slow" sign mounted on the back. These measures are intended to ensure that oncoming motorists are able to spot the buggy and maneuver around it, even at night time.
Tractor-trailer drivers often work long hours, spending day after day on the road with little sleep and few breaks. This, however, is no excuse for tired or distracted driving; in fact, strict laws are in place to ensure that truckers remain alert while on the road.