An accident occurred on Sept. 15 around 3:55 p.m. in the town of West Nantmeal, Pennsylvania. Two people were taken to an area hospital after being injured in the one-car crash.
On Aug. 23, a head-on collision in Bucks County left a 25-year-old man dead, according to authorities. Furthermore, two people suffered serious injuries in the 5:30 p.m. incident, which reportedly took place on Richlandtown Pike in Springfield Township.
A three-vehicle crash in Franklin County on Aug. 15 caused one person to die and five others to be transported to area hospitals. The cause of the car crash was still under investigation at the time of the report.
A routine commute became a terrifying and disruptive life event for 22 people who were injured in an accident in Philadelphia after a white Mazda ran a red light and crashed into a SEPTA bus.
We stop when we see school bus lights flashing, both because the law requires it and because we know those flashing lights mean that children could be darting out into traffic. We certainly do not want to hurt children in a pedestrian accident.
A recent car crash resulted in the death of an area benefactor when he and his wife were rear-ended by a Mack truck. The 67-year-old wife was seriously injured in the crash and remains hospitalized.
Car recalls can be the result of a relatively minor part malfunction or of deadly accidents involving defective vehicles. Agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are responsible for tracking these patterns as they are reported by car owners. The manufacturers are also responsible for reporting any complaints that they receive from consumers. But a series of reports over the last several years have only recently become the focus of a serious investigation by the NHTSA and General Motors, the manufacturer of the allegedly defective car. Some of the reports involve vehicle accidents, and in one case a Pennsylvania woman was killed.
Operating a motor vehicle comes with a certain level of responsibility. Most people understand their obligation to themselves as well as their fellow motorists when they drive. Still, the possibility for a car accident to occur is an unfortunate reality. Avoiding involvement in that reality could be as simple as being observant and following the rules of the road designed to keep traffic moving along safely.