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An auto accident involving farm equipment can be fatal

During the recent Rural Roads Safety Week in Pennsylvania, a call was made for motorists and farmers to share the roads in a responsible manner. In collaboration with the state's transportation, police and agriculture departments, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau endeavors to raise awareness of the coming planting season and the associated safety risks on the roads. Increased numbers of slow-moving farm equipment will be using the roads, and the patience of motorists will be tested. An auto accident that involves heavy farm equipment can lead to severe personal injury or worse.

Allentown driver charged after fatal hit-and-run auto accident

A driver who fails to stop after hitting a pedestrian may face serious charges. If the driver is found to have been negligent or reckless and the pedestrian dies as the result of fatal injuries suffered in such an accident, charges will be escalated. An Allentown man is facing multiple charges after allegedly causing the death of a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident in Hanover Township. The tragic auto accident happened on a recent Sunday evening.

Competition may lessen distracted driving car accidents

Because of the alarming number of fatalities that result from distracted driving, a joint venture of a Pennsylvania newspaper and AT&T will focus on creating an awareness of the potential repercussions of cell phone use while driving. A competition was launched for secondary school students across Pennsylvania. This is part of a state-wide competition where students have to write an essay in answer to a question about texting and driving and the potential car accidents that may result.

Driver charged after causing TBI in a serious car accident

The consequences of reckless driving are often devastating and can change the lives of injured victims forever, and in fatal accidents, it is often the lives of surviving family members that will always have a void. A Pennsylvania man, who suffered traumatic brain injury in a serious car accident on an afternoon in July of last year, is now one of the statistics of accidents allegedly caused by reckless drivers. After an affidavit of probable cause, the driver who is accused of causing this man's injuries was released on his own recognizance and is awaiting a scheduled preliminary hearing.

Fatal auto accident leaves 1 driver dead, another injured

While it is not uncommon for fatal accidents to happen on Pennsylvania roads during the holidays, they will likely produce life-long trauma for those who loose loved ones at this time of the year. Apart from the tragic loss of life, the surviving family will relive the sadness every year. One family lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident that occurred in Erie two days before Christmas.

Man faces multiple charges after auto accident

A 53-year-old man from another state was recently arrested after allegedly giving a 15-year-old girl permission to drive his vehicle on a Pennsylvania highway. His alleged irresponsibility led to the death of three 15-year-old passengers. The auto accident happened during the Labor Day weekend.

UTV driver in jail after friend's death in auto accident

It is never a good idea to travel in a vehicle that is driven by an intoxicated driver. However, Pennsylvania residents may agree that it is never easy to convince a person who is under the influence of alcohol not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Unfortunately, this often leads to an auto accident that claims the lives of passengers.

What forms of negligence are most common re car accidents?

Pennsylvania residents may be interested to know that the greater part of claims for personal injuries in the United States arise from automobile accidents. Whenever personal injury or wrongful death claims are filed in court, the plaintiff has to provide evidence that the defendant's negligence contributed to the accident and injuries or fatalities that resulted. Proving negligence and determining who to name as defendants in claims following car accidents may prove challenging. However, the assistance of a personal injury attorney who deals with such matters on a regular basis may lead to recovery of damages.

Pennsylvania courts may apportion fault for some car accidents

Pennsylvania residents may share the concern of many others about the number of teenagers that lose their lives in wrecks. Car accidents involving a mix of young drivers, alcohol and high-speed occur all too often. Following a fatal accident only two weeks after graduation in 2012, two young men are now facing charges related to DUI and vehicular homicide.

Guilty party in serious car accident may face deportation

A Pennsylvania man, originally from another country, recently pleaded guilty to DUI-related charges that could severely affect the remainder of his life. The charges followed a serious car accident in a construction zone last year. It was reported that the man traveled in a lane that was closed off due to ongoing construction activities, where he knocked over one construction worker and narrowly missed another. He then smashed into a construction vehicle.

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