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A Fallen Hero: Father Killed Saving Son From Drunk Driver

Michael Romano likely thought nothing of himself when he saw his son in harm's way. Acting quickly, Romano was able to push his 5-year-old son out of the path of a drunk driver on Roosevelt Boulevard, saving his young life.

Elderly Schuylkill County couple dies in car accident

An elderly Schuylkill County couple died yesterday when their car hit a van in McKeansburg village. Footage of the crash shows a badly damaged sedan and a van at the intersection of Route 443 and Market Street, approximately 40 miles west of Allentown.

Alleged At-Fault Driver Shows No Remorse After Killing Pedestrian, Witness Says

A Bristol Township man was recently charged with vehicular homicide and a string of other offenses for allegedly killing a pedestrian in a hit-and-run car accident. Friends of the charged man say he failed to show remorse when informed of the pedestrian's death.

Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Drunk Driving Fatality

In 2009, a Sicklerville woman caused a collision along the Atlantic City Expressway that killed a Pennsylvania mother and injured two teens and the driver of the vehicle. The at-fault driver's BAC two hours after the fatal drunk driving accident was .13.

Part II: Dropped Call? NTSB Suggests Complete Cell Phone Ban for All Drivers

The previous blog post explained the recent change in recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to declare that states should enact full bans on all cell phone communication, including hands-free talking while driving, except in emergency situations. The unanimous NTSB decision is likely to be very controversial because drivers of all ages have become accustomed to talking while driving.

Philly Judge Allows Boy Who Caused Fatal Crash to Plead Guilty in Juvenile Court

A 14-year-old boy who stole his mother's keys to take friends joyriding and crashed into another car, killing the passenger, will be allowed to plead guilty in juvenile court. The fatal car accident occurred in Northeast Philadelphia in June.

Pennsylvania Truck Driver Indicted After Fatal Crash

A Pennsylvania truck driver was indicted on three felony charges for his role in a fatal truck accident on the Ohio Turnpike in August 2010. The crash killed a 47-year-old Maryland woman and severely injured her two young sons.

Triad Alcohol Pads Recalled After Reports of Deadly Bacteria Contamination

Despite the recall of millions of alcohol wipes, swabs and swabsticks by manufacturer Triad Group, new reports of serious infections and deaths continue. According to the Food and Drug Administration, these alcohol prep pads are used to disinfect the skin prior to an injection, but tests have shown that a large number of the pads are infected with a lethal bacteria Bacillus cereus.

Pool Death Raises Important Legal Questions

A six-year-old boy died after swimming at the Knoebels Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. Initial reports stated that the young boy suffered a serious injury when he hit his head on the pool bottom, although the amusement park denied that fact on its website.

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