Advocates for workers' rights believe that workers should not have to worry about getting injured while on the job. Even though many agree with this idea, a workplace injury is hard to avoid completely. Residents of Philadelphia may know this as well as residents of any other city in the nation.
The NFL season will come to a close on Sunday, February 5th. The New York Giants will play the New England Patriots in Indianapolis to determine who will bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Those who cannot attend the game in person will be glued to the television, as the game always generates high ratings. The day has a holiday-like feel, with many people hosting parties for their friends and family.
Recently, a 40-year-old man was charged with homicide. He was behind the wheel of a vehicle that crashed into another vehicle in Redstone Township, Pennsylvania, late last month. He has since apologized for the drunk driving accident that took the life of a 21-year-old woman.
One of the more common traditions during the holiday season involves getting together with family, friends and co-workers. Many of these gatherings offer an opportunity to relax and celebrate the past year. Unfortunately, the holidays also see an alarming number of drunk driving arrests, and this year was no exception.
A state trooper was recently taken to the hospital after a crash in New Garden, Pennsylvania. The 24-year-old male who graduated from the State Police Academy in April suffered internal bleeding and a broken pelvis after his squad car was hit by a 47-year-old woman in a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. According to the authorities, the woman was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.
In Pennsylvania, two accidents have happened since the signing of a new law in October that was designed to further protect teenage drivers. Five high school students in one accident lost their lives. The next day, two 16-year-old twins and their 9-year-old sister died in a separate car crash. The bill, not affecting those that died, officially went into effect at midnight on Dec. 27.
A near-head-on collision in Trappe, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia, left at least four people injured. The mid-December crash happened on Route 113 near South Elementary School. Pennsylvania State Police believe that one of the drivers may have been driving drunk.