The fall season in the Lehigh Valley is one of the most popular among residents and tourists. There's so much that nature has to offer, including the changing foliage. As the fall season moves forward, more and more dangers lurk on the roads of the area. Here are some common hazards you must be on the lookout for this fall season.
There's only so much you can do to prepare for a car accident. You can take all the safety measures possible and still find yourself on the side of the road exchanging information. You are only as safe as the other drivers around you, even if you are the safest of drivers in the Lehigh Valley. So, what are five important things you should do after a car accident?
A 52-year-old Lehigh Valley woman suffered serious injuries after being struck at the State Route 115 and Mountain Road split at around 1:50 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017. Crash scene investigators with Pennsylvania State Police have determined that speed might have played a role in causing the near-fatal crash.
Distracted driving has become a major problem on the roads of Pennsylvania, so much so that law enforcement officials are doing everything possible to combat it. Whether drivers are distracted due to cellphones, music, eating, passengers or any other reason, they pose a real danger on the roads.
Lehigh Valley car accidents are stressful for all involved no matter the extent of the damage or severity of the injuries sustained. Depending on the severity of the injuries, victims of car accidents will have various medical expenses to pay. These expenses can pile up quickly and last quite a long time depending on the recovery time.
Two crashes were caused by a high-speed chase in Glendon last Thursday night. The chase led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man who was also booked on drug charges. The man, from Forks Township, was driving with a suspended license, close to a quarter-pound of marijuana and a gun.
Back in December, Google decided to spin-out its self-driving car project into a company called Waymo. What Google also did was end its publishing of monthly accident reports for those self-driving cars.
One of the vehicle's occupants, a 16-year-old, was ejected and suffered serious injuries. The remaining three occupants, including the driver, only suffered minor injuries. Although transported to the hospital, it is unclear how many remain hospitalized.
Parents in Pennsylvania are committed to the safety of their children. Unfortunately, there are negligent drivers who can turn what should be a safe activity for a child -- walking home from school, for example -- into a dangerous activity. Police say that they have recently arrested a man they believe was involved in a fatal auto accident that resulted in the death of a young girl.
The driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the children is accused of failing to remain at the scene. A 24-year-old man was recently arrested in connection with the accident; his SUV was discovered at a body shop. He could potentially be charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the accident.