No one wants to see their loved ones suffer, whether they are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction or suffering from car accident injuries. A push for reform regarding heroin treatment takes both addiction and Pennsylvania traffic safety into account.
Fatal car accidents are always tragic, but especially when they take the lives of young children. And when the accident is caused by circumstances under a driver's control, it can be that much harder for the victim's family to overcome their loss. A recent accident that killed a 7-year-old boy in New Castle, Pennsylvania, and severely injured his 9-year-old neighbor, for example, is being blamed on a man suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.
While many of us are aware that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in criminal charges and prison time, the more important consideration is how these actions can affect the lives of others. A Pennsylvania man suspected of smoking a "synthetic" drug before getting into a fatal car accident is about to face the consequences of his actions, but the families of the victims in the crash are already feeling the effects.
The families of the two people who were killed in a 2009 car accident involving a taxi cab in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, got some closure late last week with the guilty plea of the driver who caused the crash.
This week's sentencing of a man who caused a motorcycle accident two years ago brought back painful memories for the family of the woman who died in the crash. Although the motorcycle driver lost control of the bike when he encountered a tree limb in the road, authorities said he was driving under the influence of prescription drugs and alcohol at the time.
When people are injured or killed in a car accident caused by someone else, a personal-injury or wrongful-death lawsuit can compensate the victims or their families and help them recover from their loss. But first it must be determined who caused the crash and whether they were negligent in doing so.
Two-lane highways are convenient for getting around smaller cities and rural areas quickly, but they can also be dangerous. Cars usually have to pass other vehicles in the opposing traffic lane. This can be done safely if there's little other traffic on the road, but on busier highways, it can increase the chance of a head-on collision.
There's no question that traffic accidents involving even minor injuries are traumatic. Right after an accident, there is disorientation and a flood of emotions, in addition to the physical injuries. Often amid the confusion, people forget to take steps that ensure they will be taken care of down the road. Other times, the injuries are so severe that the person involved in the accident can't take those steps.
The members of a motorcycle club that focuses on overcoming substance abuse problems mourned the loss of two men this past weekend. The group had been on a ride to the funeral of one man when a fatal motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania took the life of another.
Imagine driving at night and seeing headlights coming towards you. It happens so suddenly and with no time to react, you get into a serious car accident. While this may seem like many drivers' worst nightmare, it was realty for three men who were driving through Pennsylvania.