Texting and driving has left many individuals injured throughout the country but remains legal in several states to this day. While it is often connected with the tech-savvy, teenage generation, it is certainly not limited to them. Many adults are guilty of distracted driving caused by their desire to send a text back as soon as possible. This practice, however, can be deadly.
A recent multi-vehicle accident in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, left one man dead. It took two days for police to identify the deceased individual, who, they eventually learned was a 59-year-old man from Philadelphia. The tractor-trailer accident, which involved a semi-truck, the vehicle driven by the 59-year-old and two other vehicles, happened on I-76 between Route 202 and Gulph Mills Road.
Legislation before the Pennsylvania Senate would, if passed, mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of people convicted of their first offense for driving under the influence (DUI). An ignition interlock device requires a driver to submit to a breath test before the ignition interlock device allows the vehicle to start.
Recently, Internet powerhouse Amazon.com was under fire for the working environment at its fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. The reportedly unsafe working environment, which included high temperatures and pressure to work at a high speed, was fixed by the company recently, and its workplace injury rate is now reportedly lower than those of other fulfillment centers across the nation.
In Jackson Township, Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old man has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. The drunk driving accident that killed another driver happened on a recent weekday around 8 a.m.
In a recent accident that illustrates the dangers of negligent driving, a commuter train that travels through Philadelphia's west suburbs crashed into a car in Haverford Township. Police suspect the driver of the car was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. The vehicle accident left 25 train passengers injured.