According to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania State Police, a 49-year-old man was killed when the stationary Chevrolet Tahoe in which he was a passenger burst into flames after being struck from behind on Interstate 81 near exit 20 around 7 p.m. on Sept. 4. The impact was precipitated when a distracted driver hit a stopped car behind the Tahoe. Traffic was at a standstill because of an earlier crash on the roadway.
A three-vehicle wreck in Westfall Township left four people with injuries on July 24. Police indicate that the accident, which took place on Interstate 84 West at the off-ramp of Exit 53, involved a 2011 Chevrolet HHR, a 2015 Freightliner truck and a 2007 semi-truck.
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.
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.