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.
In an annual report, the U.S. Department of Labor expressed concern over a certain industry that is the leader in occupational injuries, which should cause many Pennsylvania workers to take note. According to the report, more health care and social assistance employees contract a disease or are injured at work than any other industry in the United States. In 2010, the rate of injured individuals per 100 workers was 5.2. All other private industries in the United States had a combined rate of 3.5 per 100.
An accident in Pennsylvania has left a 59-year-old motorcyclist in critical condition. The collision happened in Westtown, Pennsylvania, late last month around 4:15 p.m. on West Chester Pike. Allegedly, there was alcohol in the system of the 24-year-old driver who may have caused the incident.
Summer is when many people do most of their driving. Whether it is a family vacation across the country or simply a weekend road trip, highways are filled with people off to their next destination. Unfortunately, more vehicles on the road will increase the potential for accidents, especially for teen drivers.
In a recent example of the potential for neglect and abuse in nursing homes, the state has revoked the license of a nursing-home facility in Delaware County after three workers were arrested for allegedly abusing a patient.
October was a dangerous month for motorists on Interstate 78, and local law enforcement intends to do something about it.