On April 10, a two-car accident in Pennsylvania resulted in two men being flown to a hospital for treatment of their injuries. The head-on collision occurred at 5:45 p.m. when two cars collided on Nyes Road in Lower Paxton Township.
A fatal car crash occurred on Interstate 81 near the Maryland Border in Franklin County on April 5. According to officials, three people were killed in the incident. The southbound lanes of I-81 had to be closed down for about three hours following the accident.
Four serious accidents with injuries and one death have occurred on Route 422 in Pennsylvania in less than six weeks. Each accident involved a large truck.
According to a recent report, an alleged hit-and-run accident in Pennsylvania left one man injured and another man dead on Jan. 28. A retired Pittsburgh police officer and his brother had been traveling on an inbound ramp near Squirrel Hill Tunnel in an SUV when a silver mid-sized sedan appeared. The driver of the SUV honked and tried to steer out of the oncoming sedan's path. Despite the driver's attempt to keep the SUV clear of the sedan, the approaching car struck the SUV.
According to a 2007 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16 percent of nighttime, weekend drivers tested positive for some sort of illegal or prescription drug. About 11 percent of drivers tested positive for illicit drugs. In 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 3.8 percent of those over the age of 12 admitted to driving while under the influence of drugs.
Authorities reported four fatalities in connection with a Dec. 19 crash in Carbon County. The incident involved two vehicles, both of which reportedly caught fire as a result of the crash. Officials needed dental records to identify three of the four decedents, according to authorities.
Two people died after being involved in a head-on collision in Perry County on Dec. 5. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. in Southwest Madison Township on the 4900 block of Shermans Valley Road.
Pennsylvania motorists live in a busy world, and cellphones make it easier to keep up with the pace. However, texting while driving can result in serious injuries or death to motorists or pedestrians, making it important for those driving to understand the implications of their actions. Statistics reflect the increase in distracted driving incidents, and many such wrecks prove to be fatal or cause serious injuries.
According to law enforcement authorities, a 74-year-old Myerstown woman lost her life as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Oct. 24 in Jackson Township. The accident allegedly occurred around 10:30 am according to Pennsylvania state police.
A 21-year-old woman suffered severe burns when her car was struck at a gas pump in the Kensington area of Philadelphia, according to authorities. The woman's daughter was also involved in the Sept. 25 accident, which gave rise to flames, but she was reportedly rescued from the back seat by an unidentified man wearing "some kind of uniform."