On May 1, four people were injured as a result of a collision involving a transit bus and another vehicle. The accident occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh. According to the Port Authority, an oncoming vehicle crossed into the opposite lane and crashed head-on with the bus.
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.
One man was killed, and two people were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Kiski Township on Feb. 13. Police eventually found and arrested the driver who had run from the scene of the accident.
On Dec. 19, four Pennsylvania teenagers were killed in a car accident when the vehicle they were traveling crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic, causing a collision. The report stated that the teenagers were identified as a 13-year-old female, two 16-year-old males and a 17-year-old male.
Pennsylvania drivers and passengers who have been involved in rear-end collisions are likely to have experienced whiplash, a common injury suffered in these types of crashes. The injury occurs when the neck of an occupant in a stopped car quickly snaps backward and then forward when the stopped car is impacted from the rear by a moving vehicle. Whiplash can also occur when a slower vehicle is struck from behind by a faster one.
Pennsylvania authorities reported that a firefighter who was attempting to help another motorist on I-95 was struck by a car. According to reports, the accident occurred in Tinicum Township around 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 7.
According to reports, a fatal accident involving a car and a pickup truck occurred at about 10:30 a.m. in Jackson Township on Oct. 24. A 74-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene while one other person suffered a head injury in the wreck.
A July 9 accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike a few miles from the Morgantown exit left four people injured. According to authorities, the vehicle was reported stolen in St. Louis, Missouri, and the driver may have been intoxicated.
An Allentown accident left three people injured, authorities stated. The July 2 crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Irving Street and Hanover Avenue.