Adults sometimes disparage the younger generation for being callous and self-absorbed, but one Philadelphia police officer owes his life to two young men, ages 17 and 24.
On October 19, National Teen Driver Safety Week begins in the United States. This is a time for focusing on keeping young drivers safe on the road, and one of the points of emphasis this year should be the use of cellphones and other mobile devices. After all, a recent survey found that young drivers -- though some were older than teens -- end up being distracted by these devices more often than older drivers, leading to more crashes and near-crashes.
Victims who have been injured in truck accidents in high-traffic areas should not have to suffer through their personal injury and emotional distress on their own. The fact is that many people who have been injured in Philadelphia auto accidents with commercial vehicles may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and related losses. Personal injury cases can be high-stakes legal matters that require tenacity and dedication; choosing the right attorney to represent you after your car accident is a critical step.
There are many senior citizens in and around Philadelphia who are perfectly safe and capable drivers. But it's a sad fact that the aging process does tend to dull once-sharp senses and slow reaction time, both of which can be crucial to avoiding motor vehicle accidents.
In a sad update to the recent story of the deaths of three children on a Philadelphia street corner, their mother has now succumbed to the critical injuries she suffered as the four were run down by an out-of-control car stolen by two armed carjackers.
Last month in Philadelphia, a carjacking took an especially deadly turn when two armed men who allegedly seized a Toyota 4Runner at gunpoint from a female real estate agent plowed into a group of people. Two women and three children were selling fruit at a sidewalk stand in order to raise funds for a north Philadelphia church playground.
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.