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Hummelstown man faces DWI charge following crash

Police charged a 43-year-old man from Hummelstown with driving while under the influence after he was involved in a head-on crash that led to two people being hospitalized. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the vehicle the man was operating crossed the roadway and went through the guardrail. He struck another vehicle being operated by a 74-year-old man from Harrisburg. The incident took place around 5:45 p.m. on April 10.

Driver pleads guilty to DUI crash that injured woman

On April 6, a Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a drunk driving accident that seriously injured an 80-year-old woman in Thornbury in October 2014. He faces up to six years in state prison.

Pennsylvania truck accident leads to 3 injuries

On March 6, a 31-year-old man failed to maintain control of the commercial coal truck he was driving eastward along Route 422. The coal truck ended up rolling over and skidding into the wrong side of the road. At some point during the incident, which unfolded around 2 p.m., the out-of-control truck hit a pickup truck carrying a 34-year-old woman and her passenger. This vehicle was subsequently struck from behind by an SUV.

The costs of impaired driving and preventative measures

Impaired driving kills and injures thousands of people every year and also costs the United States more than $59 billion annually. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that each fatal crash involving alcohol costs about $3.5 million while crashes resulting in injury cost about $99,000. There are many prevention efforts in place aimed to combat alcohol-related driving in Pennsylvania and the U.S.

Truck driver faces trial after Pennsylvania accident kills 3

In a preliminary hearing on Jan. 5, a Berks County district judge found sufficient evidence to send a case about a seven-vehicle accident to trial. The crash took place on May 12, 2014, and the man going to trial faces charges for three felony counts of homicide by vehicle. Authorities say that the accident occurred on Interstate 78 East when a 56-year-old man, who is from New Jersey, failed to accommodate slow traffic while driving a tractor-trailer, and his truck hit a car driven by a 52-year-old Allentown man in the left lane. The impact sent the car forward into other vehicles, and the Allentown man died after his car burst into flames. Other fires erupted due to the first one, and one of the vehicle fires killed a 57-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, who were both from York.