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.
Every year, many people are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving drunk and impaired drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, 10,322 people lost their lives in accidents involving impaired drivers in 2012. A person dies in a drunk driving accident every 51 minutes, with nearly 30 U.S. lives lost each day.
While most Pennsylvania residents know that it is dangerous to drink and drive, they may not know just how dangerous driving after consuming alcohol can really be. In fact, in 2012, more than 10,000 people lost their lives in drunk driving accidents across the nation.
According to authorities, two people suffered injuries in a Philadelphia accident involving multiple vehicles and pedestrians. The July 8 incident reportedly occurred near the intersection of 7th Street and Lehigh Avenue at about 4 p.m.
Drunk driving is an extremely serious yet avoidable threat on the road. The effect of intoxication on motor skills and the ability to operate heavy machinery are easy to understand, at least when you are sober. You would not expect people to take for granted the need for complete coherence behind the wheel, once they are granted the responsibility of a driver’s license.
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.