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Pennsylvania DUI car accidents may lead to wrongful death claims

The son of a 54-year-old father, along with other family members, is likely still traumatized and shocked after learning of his recent death. This was just one more of those senseless, avoidable Pennsylvania car accidents caused by an alleged drunk driver. Every occurrence of such an accident is one too many.

Woman sentenced after DUI auto accident that killed friend

A Pennsylvania family recently told a packed courtroom of the impact the death of their daughter had on the family. She was killed in an auto accident in mid January. This was at the sentencing of the deceased's friend who was the driver of the vehicle in which the woman was riding when she lost her life. The family asked the court to hand down the maximum sentence to remind others of the severe consequences of driving under the influence of illegal substances.

Amputated leg result of a chain of car accidents in Pennsylvania

When a Pennsylvania accident in 2009 resulted in the amputation of a man's leg, it led to civil litigation in 2011. This case proved to be a complex, as there were multiple cars involved in the chain of car accidents that occurred that day. The jury's decision to award $19.1 million to the plaintiff was challenged and on April 10, 2014 a civil trial judge upheld the jury's verdict after finding it not to be excessive.

Returning Marines getting into large number of car crashes

We owe a lot to those serving in the armed forces. It's no small thing to serve in the military, particularly when that service takes them overseas to war zones. It's understandable that when those men and women return stateside, they might seek an outlet to channel their emotions; for many of them, that means getting out in the open road and driving or riding a motorcycle.

Young boy struck by bus in Pennsylvania school parking lot


Whether a traveler is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle, a person is a pedestrian while entering and exiting a vehicle. This can create additional dangers that many are not completely aware of. Whether they are in a parking lot, crossing the road, or on a sidewalk, when a person is traveling by foot near automobiles, they risk being hit by them. This is especially true for bus passengers. If a driver is not paying attention, speeding or distracted, they could collide with a pedestrian.

Driver arrested following hit-and-run pedestrian crash


The roadways are often the scene of various types of car accidents. Whether it is vehicle versus vehicle or pedestrian versus vehicle, the impact of a car crash could seriously or even fatally injure a person, driver or passenger. No matter the cause of the crash, it is important that all those involved do not leave the accident site before the investigation is conducted. If a person fails to remain at the site of the crash, they could endure criminal liabilities.

Young pregnant woman dies in car accident


For Pennsylvania residents, the winter months mean brushing snow off their car, shoveling their sidewalks and additional traffic. Those from colder regions understand that driving in the snow means reducing speed, slowly applying their brakes, not using cruise control when snow and ice are present and even taking evasive action, if their vehicle hits ice and loses control. When a driver fails to take caution during dangerous weather, their lack of actions could be considered negligent and could result in a serious crash.

Fatal Pennsylvania car accident caused after car runs red light


Whether it is snowing or not, drivers in Pennsylvania understand that the winter months often mean bad road conditions. Even when there is no snow, ice could be present and could cause some hazards. Drivers should take extra precautions to ensure they can maneuver their vehicle properly, and stop for signs and signals. A driver who is traveling too fast for conditions or is distracted could cause a collision. This could result in serious injuries and even fatalities.

Two mules cause fatal three-car crash


Pennsylvania drivers often see common accidents on the roadways, such as fender benders. But, some will witness massive and tragic accidents involving several vehicles, or bizarre crashes involving objects or things other than motor vehicles. No matter what is involved or how large the crash is, an automobile collision could result in tragedy causing severe damage, serious injuries and even fatalities.

Two-car crash in Pennsylvania kills three and injures four


Any motor vehicle accident could potentially be traumatic and devastating. However, when young drivers and young passengers are involved, a fatal accident seriously impacts those closest to them as well as the community. The loss of a loved one is a very emotional and difficult event to get through, and when several young individuals are involved in the automobile collision it can be even more challenging to cope with.

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