A 64-year-old man pleaded guilty to a charge of homicide by vehicle and will be sentenced to three to six years in jail on May 20. The 31-year-old victim was killed on in February 2013 as he was driving northbound on Route 28 in O'Hara at about 12:30 a.m. According to police, the man who caused the crash was driving southbound in the northbound lane that the victim had been driving in.
An accident involving three tractor-trailers and an SUV that killed two people in May 2013 will be the subject of a trial in a Pennsylvania courtroom later this year. The driver of one of the trucks has been charged with several criminal offenses, one of which involved an excessive number of texts found on his phone in the hours preceding the truck accident.
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.
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.
The dangers of driving have been underscored again by a recent crash in Lower Nazareth Township, Pennsylvania. The Northampton County coroner was at the scene of the vehicle accident that killed two people and a dog. The crash occurred during the morning of Sept. 5 on Hanoverville Road.
A crash in a nearby state saw more than 30 people from a Pennsylvania summer camp taken to the hospital. The car accident involved four school buses carrying 9- and 10-year-old children from Camp Lindenmere in Pocono Township, Pennsylvania. Staff members from the camp were also on the buses and injured during the collision. The buses' occupants were on a field trip to an amusement park.
A Pennsylvania state trooper has been charged with causing the death of a 21-year-old Philadelphia woman. According to reports, the officer was drinking at a golf outing dedicated to a singer who was killed by a drunk driver. The off-duty trooper got behind the wheel of his vehicle and allegedly caused another individual to fall victim to the scourge of drunk driving.
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.
Philadelphia readers may remember a sad story from a few months ago about a young Philadelphia Phillies fan who was hit by a car in San Francisco as he was attending a Phillies away game.