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Survivor in serious condition after deadly Pennsylvania crash

Pennsylvania State Police reported that the 59-year-old man who lost his wife and son in a head-on car accident on Interstate 81 remains in serious condition at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. He had been traveling in a vehicle with his family when it was hit by a car that shifted into oncoming traffic.

Pennsylvania man pleades guilty to fatal DUI crash

On Feb. 25, a drunk driver accused of killing an Indiana Township man in a 2013 head-on collision pleaded guilty to the crime as part of a plea deal. The 64-year-old Penn Hills man will be sentenced to between three and six years in prison before an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge on May 20.

Shoulder fractures in automobile injuries

Individuals in Pennsylvania who are in car accidents may suffer shoulder fractures as a result. Three bones make up the shoulder. Two are commonly known as the collarbone and the shoulder blade. The third bone is the upper arm, which is also known as the humerus.

Proving liability in motor vehicle accidents may be complex

As Pennsylvania motorists may know, liability for motor vehicle accidents is determined by a mix of the stipulations inherent in common law as well as state motor vehicle statutes. Fault, established according to common law, may not always designate liability for injury or damage in an accident. In recent years, a shift toward using statutory violations to designate liability is supported by the insurance industry and often incorporated.

Man killed by wrong-way driver in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man died in a Nov. 8 accident involving a wrong-way driver, according to authorities. Reportedly, the incident occurred on Route 66. Officials suspect that the wrong-way driver was trying to avoid hitting a deer at the time of the accident.

Pedestrian crash involving rental car kills Pennsylvania man

Philadelphia police are searching for the driver of a rental vehicle who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Allegheny Avenue on Sept. 12. The rental vehicle, an SUV, was abandoned several blocks from the pedestrian accident, according to police.

Snowy, icy conditions caused 100-car Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

Doylestown has been digging out after a massive winter storm blew through much of the Northeast earlier in the week, but it was on Pennsylvania's roads that some of the worst damage had been done. The Pennsylvania Turnpike appears to have gotten quite icy and snowy in the storm, which appears to have contributed to a 100-vehicle pileup. Though the weather conditions could certainly be blamed, it is also up to individual drivers to drive carefully and slowly in and following adverse weather conditions. Ultimately, an icy road can be traversed without incident if the motorist is driving for the conditions.