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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

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.

Motorcyclist killed in 2-vehicle accident in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Police have reported that a motorcyclist lost his life in a two-vehicle collision on the evening of Sept. 14. A female passenger on the motorcycle was injured in the crash. The auto accident took place in Paradise Township in Lancaster County at approximately 6:25 p.m.

Assistant town manager in Pennsylvania dies in fatal accident

The assistant town manager of West Manchester, Pennsylvania, was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash on Aug. 29 at about 5:35 p.m. The 55-year-old woman from Glenville died of her injuries in a West Virginia hospital later that same day, according to state police. Both the woman and her 49-year-old companion operating the motorcycle were thrown. The pair was reportedly traveling north on Route 281 when they were hit by a southbound van that veered into their lane.

Fatal accident initiated by wrong-way driver

An accident involving a wrong-way driver in Pennsylvania's Springfield Township led to the death of one person and seriously injured two others on August 23 around 5:30 p.m. Authorities were still gathering information on the crash on the day after the accident.

Passenger in SUV dies after wrong-way crash

A late-afternoon fatal crash on Pennsylvania's Route 222 on Aug. 14 initiated an on-site investigation by Fleetwood police and the district attorney's office in Berks County that lasted for about six hours. The auto accident was allegedly caused by a wrong-way driver. Police in Fleetwood are asking the community for information concerning the crash.

3-vehicle accident kills 1, injures 5

A major accident in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, on August 15 resulted in one death and sent five other people to hospitals for medical treatment. Pennsylvania State Police said that the incident happened just before 8 a.m. on Route 30 at the intersection with Mountain View Avenue.

Exhausted teen may have caused Pennsylvania accident

A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman is dead after an early morning crash in Lehigh County on April 12. The driver, who allegedly caused the accident, said she may have dozed off, according to police at the scene. The Walnutport teenager is charged with vehicular homicide in the incident. She is also facing charges of reckless endangerment and involuntary manslaughter.

University of Pennsylvania student killed in pedestrian accident

Pedestrian accidents are often tragic, in part because individuals have no real protection against fast-moving vehicles. If a car slams into a person, even at 20 mph, it can cause serious injuries. The faster the car is traveling, the greater the risk of life-changing injuries or death. Sadly, in this week's story, a new graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School was hit while walking. Despite his best efforts to avoid being hit, he was thrown off an elevated walkway and fell 38 feet.

Out-of-state visitor causes fatal accident in South Philadelphia

Earlier this month, a 25-year-old Philadelphia resident was killed when his car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. Though it is unclear whether the family members of this 25-year-old will file a wrongful death lawsuit following their loved one's death, these are the kinds of accidents that generally lead to wrongful death or personal injury claims.

Why turning left could be dangerous for others

Who would have thought that turning left is so much more dangerous than turning right? There are many people in Dublin who recognize that left-hand turns may slow down traffic or may mean waiting around for oncoming traffic to clear, but they may not realize that these turns are also responsible for three times as many pedestrian deaths as right-hand turns. While this data comes from New York, there is also federal data that shows that 10 times as many pedestrian accidents (both fatal and nonfatal) are caused by left turns rather than by right turns.