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Car Accidents Archives

Pennsylvania judge faces hit-and-run charges

When we take to the Pennsylvania roads, we should do our level best to drive safely. But car accidents can happen, and when they do, it is extremely important for all involved to stop and make sure no one is hurt and to assess any damages.

Whiplash is common condition cause by car accidents

You’re sitting at a traffic light when you hear the screeching of brakes behind you. Before you can even brace yourself or glance in the rearview mirror, you feel the impact. Your head snaps violently backward and then rapidly forward. You have just been the victim of a rear-end crash and if you are lucky, you are not noticeably injured. However, you may not be out of the woods yet.

Pennsylvania family narrowly misses tragedy in car accident

Most of the time while traveling the scenic roadways of Pennsylvania, good drivers are capable of observing potential hazards and reacting accordingly. Motorists can greatly decrease the likelihood of car accidents simply by staying alert while behind the wheel. But events can transpire that may take even the keenest of drivers by surprise.

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.

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