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Car Accidents Archives

Venango County Car Accident Injures Man on Porch

A Venango County car accident resulted in serious injuries to a Sandy Creek man who was sitting on his porch when a van drove into his house this past Saturday.  Police report that Richard B. Mong, 83, was sitting on his front porch at 1658 Pittsburgh Road/Route 8 in Sandycreek Township when a 2004 Kia Sedona and struck his house.

Pennsylvania Trooper Kills Woman in Erie Car Accident

A 57 year-old woman was killed in an Erie car accident when a Pennsylvania State Trooper failed to stop for a STOP sign yesterday morning, according to news reports.  The accident occurred near 3:30 a.m. Saturday when Trooper Frederick Schimp drove through a controlled intersection at Sterrettania Road and Route 98 in Fairview without stopping or yielding and collided with a vehicle being operated by Donna Platz of Edinboro.

Instagramming and driving: a new form of reckless driving

According to AAA, a vehicle travelling at 60 mph travels the length of one-and-a-half football fields in six seconds. That’s more than enough time to turn your head and talk to a passenger in your vehicle, or look down at a recently received text message, or even snap a picture of yourself while you’re driving. But as so many of our readers know, even taking your eyes away from the road for a few seconds can be dangerous and can even lead to serious, if not fatal, accidents.

Erie Car Accident at Zuck and Zimmerly Hurts 2

An Erie car crash resulted in two drivers being taken to the hospital yesterday.  The collision occurred near the intersection of Zuck Road and Zimmerly Road in Millcreek Township when a motorist exiting the Country Fair parking lot pulled into traffic, setting in action a three car, chain reaction rollover auto accident.

Teen Behavior Less Risky but Still Texting and Driving

A new study offers encouraging news about teen behavior.  Generally, risky behavior like drinking, drug use and risky sex has declined materially.  Unfortunately, teens continue to text while driving at an alarming rate.

Erie Bicycle Accident at Westlake Road & Asbury

An Erie bicyclist was injured when struck by a careless driver near the intersection of Westlake Road and Asbury Road in Millcreek Township yesterday.  Authorities report the Pennsylvania bicycle accident occurred near 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a pickup truck struck a bicyclist in the west bound lanes of West Lake Road.  The Erie bicyclist was taken to UPMC Hamot with injuries that are reported as not life-threatening.

How will Pennsylvania address self-driving cars and liability?

After just about any motor vehicle accident there is one important question that is asked just about every time: who is liable in this accident? As many of our Pennsylvania readers already know, if the crash was between two personal vehicles, the answer could be that one or both drivers are at fault. If the accident involved a commercial vehicle then the driver or company for whom they work could be held liable. But in some cases, an automotive defect can be to blame, meaning the car manufacturer is held accountable.

Erie Car Crash at 18th & State Hurts 2

A Pennsylvania car crash in Erie injured two drivers last night.  A westbound Dodge Caravan was westbound on 18th Street when it collided with an Infiniti sedan that was traveling south on State Street in Erie.  No information was available about which driver had the right of way.

7 Hurt in Meadville Car Crash

A Pennsylvania car accident in Crawford County resulted in seven people seeking treatment at UPMC at Greenville Hospital.  According to reports attributed to the State Police at Meadville, the two vehicle crash occurred in the 4300 block of East Lake Road in South Shenango Township when a southbound 2007 Chevy Cobalt made a left turn in front of a northbound minivan.

Erie Injury Verdict Featured Among Most Important Pennsylvania Verdicts

Erie injury lawyers know that Verdict Search is a database of the most important trial verdicts rendered across the country.  So, it wasn't exactly a surprise but was nevertheless pleasing to see that our recent verdict in the case of Engel v. State Farm was featured by Verdict Search as being among the most important verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2014.

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