A man who already used a wheelchair to get around will now need skilled nursing care for the rest of his life after he was struck by a car last month. The driver who hit him, a 53-year-old man from Rostraver, Pennsylvania, is set to go to trial for the Nov. 6 car accident.
The investigation of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last week started out slowly as emergency responders tried to identify both the victim and the driver. The young woman who died in the accident has since been named, and the driver is said to be cooperating with authorities. But it will take some more time to determine exactly what happened and who should be held responsible.
Accidents that result in someone's death are undeniably tragic, but especially so when the crash results in multiple deaths. A recent double-fatal motorcycle accident was made even worse when the driver of the car that collided with the motorcycle left the scene.
Pennsylvania motorists who drive away from a fatal car accident without stopping to render aid will soon face stiffer penalties under a law that takes effect Sept. 4. The current maximum prison sentence of seven years will be raised to 10 years under the new law, which was inspired by a bicyclist who lost his life in a hit-and-run crash in 2005.
One of the most difficult situations for the families of fatal accident victims is a hit-and-run crash. Regardless of how the accident happens or who's at fault, drivers are obligated to stop after the impact to check on the welfare of everyone else involved. Those who fail to do so put injured victims at risk of death, and put themselves at risk of criminal charges.
The driver accused of causing a car accident in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, last week and then leaving the scene was later found by police, who took him to jail shortly thereafter. He was arraigned Friday on charges of hit-and-run.
Fatal traffic accidents are always tragic, but it's especially difficult for a victim's family to cope with their loss when the person who caused the crash doesn't accept responsibility, instead fleeing the scene.
In several previous posts, we've discussed the devastating impact a motorcycle accident can have on the motorcyclist and his or her family and friends. Just recently, a Pennsylvania man was killed after his motorcycle was struck in a multi-vehicle accident.
Pennsylvania drivers are often reminded to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Given the size of motorcycles, it can be more difficult to spot them. This unawareness can lead to motorcycle accidents and cause serious injury for those involved, especially the motorcyclist.
A Pennsylvania teenager is in critical condition after being hit by a car. He was on vacation with some friends and was walking along the side of the road. There were several witnesses to the accident who say that the car hit the teenager and then sped off.