Police in Pennsylvania have reported that a 62-year-old woman lost her life on March 15 in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. The woman was struck as she walked with her sister on the shoulder of Airport Road in Hanover Township at approximately 9:00 p.m. Responding emergency services personnel pronounced her dead at the scene.
Victims of fatal car accidents are not always passengers or drivers of vehicles. Car wrecks can cause vehicles to leave the roadways and damage property or, worse, injure or kill pedestrians. Paying extra attention to blind spots and intersections, crosswalks and road signs, as well as speed limits in and around busy foot-trafficked areas can help prevent such tragedies.
We stop when we see school bus lights flashing, both because the law requires it and because we know those flashing lights mean that children could be darting out into traffic. We certainly do not want to hurt children in a pedestrian accident.
Accidents can occur on the roads at any moment. Negligent drivers can cause injuries to not only themselves, their passengers and other motorists, but also to pedestrians who find themselves near intersections or business parking lots. These unfortunate events can leave victims and their families heartbroken.
According to reports, the chief of the Scranton Fire Department was recently involved in a fatal crash. Officials have said that the administrative official was driving his pickup truck in Scranton, Pa., when he collided with a pedestrian. The car accident killed the pedestrian, a woman who was reportedly serving on a grand jury case downtown.
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.
The death of a 15-year-old student from Carlisle High School in central Pennsylvania has surprised many. The teenager, who was on the honor roll in 2010 and 2011 at his school, was struck and killed in a car accident earlier this month after exiting a school bus.
A Pennsylvania boy is preparing for his fourth surgery in nearly a year. He was injured last year when he and his aunt were struck by an alleged drunk driver. The two were leaving a baseball game on Aug. 4 when a 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra struck the boy and his aunt as they were crossing the street.