With such massive payloads traveling at such high rates of speed, it only makes sense that drivers of large commercial vehicles are held to a high standard of safety on our nation's interstates and highways. Federal regulations require that truck drivers take breaks and avoid fatigue while operating their vehicles, lest truck driver negligence lead to a crash like the one that occurred on Jan. 13 near Easton, Pennsylvania.
The death of a 17-year-old male in Pennsylvania has spawned a lawsuit that names several defendants. According to authorities, the 17-year-old died after he was involved as a passenger in a drunk driving accident. The wrongful death suit alleges that a teenage female, her father, the now-18-year-old driver of the vehicle, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Nemacolin Woodlands Inc. are responsible for the teen's death. The suit was filed by the parents of the deceased.
The widow of a man who spent three decades working at a print shop in York, Pennsylvania, has filed a suit against the manufacturers of chemicals that she believes caused him to develop conditions that led to his untimely death. The man's long-term development of a fatal workplace injury was caused by his exposure to solvents containing benzene, according to the suit.
According to reports, a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man died recently after being injured at work. The man was an employee at a paper factory owned and operated by Procter & Gamble Inc. in Washington Township. Officials from the company explained that the accident occurred while production lines were shut down. Routine maintenance was being performed on the machines.
An accident in 2010 took the life of a 22-year-old man from Philadelphia. His best friend since childhood was driving at the time of the car crash. According to reports, he will face jail time for the death of his close friend.
An accident in western Pennsylvania that occurred almost two years ago is being revisited as the trial for the driver in the incident begins. The car crash happened on Feb. 21, 2010, just before 2 a.m.
Some readers may remember the accident that took the lives of three people in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, in 2010. The drunk driving accident will be revisited in the near future.
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.
October was a dangerous month for motorists on Interstate 78, and local law enforcement intends to do something about it.