From a distracted driver who rear-ends your car at a traffic light to a drunk driver who sideswipes your vehicle as you travel down the highway, traffic accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. During 2014 alone, highway patrol officers throughout Pennsylvania responded to more than 121,000 reports of traffic accidents which sent nearly 80,000 people to hospitals and claimed the lives of 1,317.
The dangers of driving are known well by many people in Pennsylvania. A recent car crash involved an 84-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, both from Sunbury, Pennsylvania. The incident left the elderly individual in serious condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Two people are dead after an accident that occurred in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The car crash occurred around 4 p.m. and took the lives of a married couple that was in their 80s. According to reports, the couple had celebrated their wedding anniversary the day before the incident - they were married for more than six decades, a total of 63 years. The crash occurred at the intersection of 31st Street and Union Avenue.
A passenger bus crashed in Northwest Pennsylvania recently sending 12 people to an Erie County hospital. Among the people injured in the car accident was the 48-year-old bus driver, whom rescue crews spent more than an hour trying to remove from the wreckage.
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas and New Years are fast approaching. Officials are often concerned about an increase in the number of car accidents seen during this time of year as some people choose to behave irresponsibly and get behind the wheel of their vehicles after having too much alcohol.
Charges have been made in an accident that occurred on Sept. 14 in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. According to reports, a man from Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, was accused of several crimes stemming from the car crash that happened earlier this year.
According to some, the most common cause for a workplace injury is a motor vehicle accident. Many people drive vehicles for work in Pennsylvania and in one case, a man was denied the insurance benefits for an underinsured motorist under his personal coverage while he was driving a bus for the Berks Area Reading Transit Authority.
One death has been reported in a recent accident that occurred in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. According to reports, a car with four occupants collided with a coal truck there. The truck accident left the coal truck's driver with non-life threatening injuries, three of the vehicle's occupants severely injured and the other occupant dead.
A seven-car pileup has left four people injured. The car accident occurred earlier this month at an intersection in Upper Milford Township, Pennsylvania, which is north of Philadelphia.