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1 killed, 3 injured in Pennsylvania hit-and-run

One person was killed and three others were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Philadelphia on Sept. 26. The East Mt. Airy crash happened at about 8:30 p.m.

According to authorities, the car accident occurred on the intersection of East Gorgas Lane and Ardleigh Street, just after an 83-year-old man picked up his 13-year-old grandson from football practice. The individuals were inside a red sedan when the vehicle was hit by a green SUV. The 21-year-old driver and the 27-year-old passenger of the SUV left the scene on foot after the collision. Police later located the driver and the passenger of the SUV at different locations.

Pennsylvania wrongful death trial

A Pennsylvania wrongful death trial began in Franklin County on Sept. 15. The family of a 65-year-old woman says she died in Chambersburg Hospital on May 9, 2009, as a result of medical professional negligence. They are suing for more than $50,000 to cover medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering. They are also seeking more than $50,000 for wrongful death.

The woman suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which was exacerbated shortly before her death. She was admitted to the hospital after falling on April 14, 2009. She was then given Keflex to treat a possible bacterial infection. Her cause of death is documented as severe sepsis, toxigenic clostridium difficile enteritis, metabolic acidosis and diarrhea.

Pennsylvania crash kills 2

A head-on collision in a Pittsburgh suburb has claimed the lives of two people. The late-weekend accident occurred during evening hours. According to authorities, a sedan was heading east when it drove across the center of the road, running directly into a Jeep. The driver of the sedan, a 22-year-old man, died at the accident scene. The other person that died was identified as another 22-year-old man and was a passenger in the sedan.

According to reports, the driver of the Jeep, a 28-year-old man from Myerstown, was transporting four passengers at the time of the crash. All were taken to an area hospital for treatment. No information has been released about the status of their conditions. Although authorities have confirmed there were two other passengers in the sedan, there are no reports on whether or not either was injured.

Truck tires cause fatal collision on I-79

State police continue to investigate a traffic incident in which two large truck tires flew across the median of Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania and collided with the windshield of an SUV traveling southbound on Sept. 8, leading to the death of the driver. The collision also injured a passenger in the SUV. After the impact, the vehicle careened into the median and collided with the restrictive guide wires.

The catapulted tires also sideswiped another vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the second vehicle, who received minor injuries, was treated and released. The middle-aged driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger was transported for treatment.

Pennsylvania driver faces charges in relation to fatal crash

An Allentown man is facing criminal prosecution in connection with a May 13 crash on Route 22 in Lehigh County that killed another man. Officials recently filed multiple charges against the 41-year-old man, including homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence. Moreover, officials recently disclosed that the 41-year-old man allegedly had multiple drugs in his system at the time of the accident.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the incident occurred after a Bethlehem Township man pulled his vehicle over on the right shoulder of Route 22. Allegedly, the Allentown man was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck north on Route 309 when he attempted to merge left onto Route 22 and struck the Bethlehem Township man's parked vehicle. On account of the accident, the Bethlehem Township man, who had been standing at the rear of his vehicle, became pinned.

Pennsylvania pedestrian's death leads to $2,050,000 settlement

A 60-year-old Hawley woman was walking in a crosswalk at 7th and Church streets in Honesdale on March 22, 2011, and was struck by a Ford pickup truck at 3:30 p.m. The impact caused her to hit her head on the pavement, which caused brain damage that led to her death a few days later. On August 28, a $2,050,000 settlement was reached in the wrongful death suit filed by the executor's of the woman's estate.

The suit claimed that the pickup driver operated his vehicle in a negligent, reckless and careless manner, which caused vehicle to run directly into the victim. In addition, the suit alleged that Honesdale Borough allowed the crosswalk to remain at the intersection despite the fact that it was aware that doing so exposed pedestrians to unreasonable danger. In a news release provided on the day the settlement was reached, attorneys for the decedent's estate said that misplacement of the crosswalk and alterations to how the one-way street was configured led to the fatal accident.

1 dead, 1 injured after truck tire strikes vehicles

A male subject was pronounced dead after a tractor-trailer tire struck his SUV on Interstate 79 in Aleppo Township, near Pittsburgh. The fatal accident was reported around 6 a.m. on Sept. 8.

Investigators at the scene of the accident say the truck tire came off of a tractor-trailer that was heading northbound on I-79. After detaching from the truck, the tire reportedly crossed the median and went into the oncoming traffic on the southbound side of the interstate. From there, the truck tire came into contact with an SUV. It also hit a second vehicle, and that car's driver did sustain injuries.

Pennsylvania motorcyle accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Area news sources report that an accident involving a motorcycle and a van in Fayette County at around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 left a motorcycle passenger dead and the driver of the motorcycle injured. The passenger, a 55-year-old Glenville woman, was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. A medical helicopter airlifted the injured driver to the same hospital. The driver of the van reported no injuries and declined medical treatment.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred on Bruceton Road, Route 281. Accident events unfolded when a 44-year-old Confluence man driving a van southbound allegedly crossed the center line and struck a 49-year-old Glenville man driving a motorcycle northbound. The impact caused both individuals on the motorcycle to be thrown from the motorcycle. Police closed the road for several hours to begin their investigation.

1 dead, 3 injured in Pennsylvania accident

Pennsylvania State Police say that one man is dead and three other people are injured after a two-car crash in Springfield Township on Aug. 23. The accident happened on Richlandtown Pike around 5:30 p.m.

According to a police release, a 72-year-old Florida woman was driving a pickup truck and crossed into oncoming traffic, slamming into a Honda sedan. Emergency responders had to free several of the people involved in the car collision. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the woman to cross the centerline.

One woman sent to the hospital after car hits Amish buggy

On Aug. 19, an accident involving a car and an Amish horse and buggy resulted in one Pennsylvania woman being sent to the hospital. The two-vehicle collision occurred in Mercer while the car and the buggy were both traveling along Route 158. Pennsylvania State Police say that the automobile driver was not being cognizant of smaller vehicles on the road when the horse-drawn buggy was struck from behind at around 8 a.m.

After causing extensive damage to the buggy, the car ended up driving into a ditch where the front end was damaged significantly. According to state troopers, one female occupant from the buggy was the only person who sustained serious injuries in the buggy and car collision. She was transported to a hospital in Mercer County by helicopter. The other buggy occupants were also treated for minor injuries.

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