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June 2016 Archives

Rear-end auto accident kills 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy

Losing a young child in a crash is likely one of the most traumatic experiences parents can experience. This was the fate of a Pennsylvania family whose 8-year-old son was recently killed in an auto accident in Westmoreland County. Police reported that the fatality occurred in Derry Township.

Semi-truck crash kills 67-year-old pickup truck driver

A 67-year-old Pennsylvania man lost his life on a recent Tuesday afternoon in an accident for which the other driver is now facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide. This semi\-truck crash involved eight vehicles and occurred in Salem Township on Route 22. Reportedly, a similar truck accident injured three people on that stretch of road about this time last year.

Unnecessary opioid patch leads to medical malpractice claim

Some Pennsylvania residents who have loved ones in health care centers are concerned about the level of care they receive. Such a facility in another state was recently sued by the executor of the estate of a patient who died at the facility in November 2014. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the defendants administered an unnecessary and powerful opioid painkiller that rendered the patient debilitated for the 18 months leading up to her death.

Motorcycle accidents can be fatal for riders without helmets

Motorcyclists in Pennsylvania who are older than 21 years of age and have at least two years of riding experience may ride without helmets. Also, those who have successfully completed approved motorcycle safety courses need not wear helmets while riding. However, not wearing helmets may lead to fatal injuries for riders who are involved in motorcycle accidents.

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