Texting and driving has left many individuals injured throughout the country but remains legal in several states to this day. While it is often connected with the tech-savvy, teenage generation, it is certainly not limited to them. Many adults are guilty of distracted driving caused by their desire to send a text back as soon as possible. This practice, however, can be deadly.
Recently, Internet powerhouse Amazon.com was under fire for the working environment at its fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. The reportedly unsafe working environment, which included high temperatures and pressure to work at a high speed, was fixed by the company recently, and its workplace injury rate is now reportedly lower than those of other fulfillment centers across the nation.
A nearly fatal accident has left one 70-year-old woman from Monroeville in the hospital. The truck accident happened in Butler County, Pennsylvania, on Route 8 near Clearview Mall recently.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, more than 350 people were injured in car accidents between the dates of September 2 and September 5 this year. The 783 collisions that occurred over Labor Day weekend injured 351 individuals and killed nine others. More than half of these recent fatalities were caused by car crashes in which alcohol was directly involved. Eighty of the 783 accidents involved alcohol somehow.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal workplace accidents from 2009 to 2010 went down very slightly. In 2010, 4,547 individuals lost their lives to a fatal workplace injury. In 2009, the number was barely higher at 4,551.
A 31-year-old man, trying to elude police in a high-speed chase, ended his attempted escape after causing a car crash between his vehicle and a Pennsylvania State Police cruiser. The trooper inside sustained injuries, but they were not life-threatening. The crash occurred in Levittown, Pennsylvania.
One woman, living as a U.S. citizen in Ontario, Canada, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over a truck accident that led to the death of her husband in 2009. The accident happened in Pennsylvania and allegedly involved four different companies.
A 57-year-old man was killed in a trucking accident in Pennsylvania recently. The tractor-trailer, driven by a 50-year-old man, overturned and crushed the 57-year-old's vehicle, killing him and injuring his young passenger.
A suspected drunk driving accident led to the arrest of one driver and the hospitalization of another. The accident happened in Wall Township, Pennsylvania, recently and closed part of Belmar Boulevard for more than 12 hours.
A 24-year-old man has been accused of homicide with a vehicle after causing a drunk driving accident that killed a motorcyclist.