This Saturday marks Workers' Memorial Day, honoring workers killed or injured on the job. A variety of events will be taking place in Pennsylvania and across the nation, including wreath presentations, candlelight vigils and programs recognizing those men and women killed while working during the past year.
Too often we hear about serious injuries and death caused by drinking and driving. The majority of these crashes involve cars, but it's important to remember that motorcycle accidents can be caused by driving under the influence, too.
When you order something from Amazon you probably don't think about all the people involved in getting the merchandise to your front door. Over 15,000 Amazon employees work in warehouses called "fulfillment centers." In several of these fulfillment centers employees have raised safety concerns about the working conditions, and questioned the company's treatment of injured workers.
With about 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, motorists in Pennsylvania and across the country may have noticed that the driving population is aging. Baby boomers coming of senior citizen age are still buying new cars, some of which hearken back to their early driving years. But as they become elderly there will be more discussions about when it's time to stop.
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.
For better or for worse, teachers are supposed to be role models. It can be hard to have so many eyes constantly looking up to you, but educators are expected to be on their best behavior in the presence of students. The last thing they should do is cause children harm.
So often after a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle, the driver of that vehicle will tell authorities that he or she didn't see the motorcycle. Despite public service campaigns urging drivers to "start seeing motorcycles," the accidents continue.
As careful a driver as you may be, some road hazards are impossible to avoid. An animal may dart out onto the highway or another driver might cut you off suddenly, for instance. When unexpected obstacles cause serious car accidents, who should be held responsible? Sometimes it can be hard to determine.
Some people who decided to take a bus home from St. Patrick's Day festivities were subjected to a traffic crash anyway when an SUV crashed into the bus around 4 a.m. Sunday. Five people were injured when the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Bus was hit.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a doctor hit with one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever recorded in northeast Pennsylvania. The doctor and the medical center where he worked have been ordered to pay $20.5 million to a couple whose son suffered permanent medical problems when he was born.