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Family suffers minor injuries in Pennsylvania truck accident

A truck accident that occurred in Pennsylvania on July 29 left a family of three with only minor injuries. According to the report, the incident took place around 3 p.m. in Bucks County.

Authorities stated that the family was in a minivan that was traveling east when they were struck by a truck whose driver had lost control. The impact of the collision caused the truck to flip over onto the van. The van's driver and the front-seat passenger were able to get themselves out of the vehicle, and a rescue team managed to get their 17-year-old son out of the middle row.

2 injured in motorcycle accident

Pennsylvania State Police reported that a serious motorcycle accident in Greene Township that injured two people occurred on the morning of July 12. The driver and a passenger on the motorcycle both suffered major injuries, and no other injuries were reported.

According to law enforcement authorities, a motorcycle was traveling southbound on State Road 997 when the 65-year-old male driver of the motorcycle attempted to negotiate a right curve. His handlebar struck the side mirror of another vehicle. The motorcycle slid on its side into the northbound lane of traffic where it came to a stop with severe damage.

Pennsylvania Turnpike crash involving stolen car injures 4

Four people suffered injuries in a one-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a stolen SUV hit a call box on July 9. Police believe the accident in northern Lancaster County was the result of reckless driving and could have involved intoxicants.

A 24-year-old New Jersey man driving a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban struck an emergency call box while traveling west in Caernarvon Township near the Morgantown exit at around 10:50 p.m. The vehicle then passed through lanes and hit a cement center wall before crossing lanes again and hitting a metal guard rail. The car flipped and landed upside down atop the guard rail on the right side of the road.

2-car collision kills 1, injures 2

Pennsylvania State Police in Mansfield report that a 2-car collision on State Route 2017 in Tioga County around 4 p.m. on July 5 claimed the life of a 44-year-old Roaring Branch man. Two other motorists who were involved suffered unknown injuries.

According to preliminary investigations, the auto accident happened when the 44-year-old man suddenly veered into the opposite lane after losing control of his vehicle at a curve on State Route 2017. He crashed head-on into another car, injuring its driver, a 67-year-old man, and his 68-year-old female passenger. Authorities reported that both of them were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. According to the news source, they were taken to separate hospitals with unspecified injuries.

Hit-and-run accident leaves pedestrian dead

A Pennsylvania man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Bucks County, according to authorities. The June 19 accident reportedly took place on Bristol Pike in Bensalem at about 6:30 p.m.

According to police, the Pennsylvania man was left prostrate and unaided on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of Bristol Pike after a 2003 GMC pickup truck struck him. Although he was eventually transported to Aria-Torresdale Hospital, the man ultimately died due to the injuries he suffered in the crash, authorities said.

Man kills cousin in hit-and-run

After a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in a Pennsylvania township on May 16, the driver who reportedly caused the accident has been charged. A report says that the victim, a 19-year-old resident of Hancock, New York, was the driver's cousin.

The pedestrian accident occurred in Buckingham Township as the driver was traveling down Route 191. According to police officials, the driver had been drinking at a friend's home prior to the crash; he allegedly admitted to drinking four 14-ounce cans of beer when speaking with investigators. Later that night, as he was driving home, the driver said that he hit an unidentified object. The report suggested that he did not stop to inspect the scene or check the rear-view mirror to see what he had hit.

Man seeks personal injury compensation after crash

A Philadelphia man recently filed a personal injury claim for injuries he purportedly suffered in a 2012 crash in Center City. The suit names several defendants, including a chauffeur, Sterling Limousine & Transportation Services, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and an SEPTA bus driver.

The man filed the lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. According to the suit, he was a passenger on an SEPTA bus when its driver collided into a Lincoln Navigator. The SUV was owned by Sterling Limousine & Transportation Services and operated by the chauffeur named as a defendant. The 2012 auto accident happened at the intersection of 19th and Market streets on June 7 and left the Philadelphia man with multiple injuries, the suit claims.

Motorcycle and tractor-trailer collide in Northampton

A Pennsylvania man was killed in a motorcycle accident involving a tractor-trailer. The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Monday, June 2. Reports say that the tractor-trailer was making a left turn out of the Thermo Fisher Scientific building in East Allen Township. The motorcycle, which was traveling in the opposite direction, struck the front of the vehicle.

The motorcyclist, who was 30 years old, was transported to St. Luke's Hospital and pronounced dead. The death was officially ruled accidental, and the driver of the truck, a 68-year-old Texas man, was not injured. The motorcycle accident remains under investigation by area police.

SUV crashes through building in Pennsylvania, kills 1

On May 30, a vehicle reportedly crashed into the exterior wall of a hairstyling and tanning business in Butler County, leaving one person dead. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the incident occurred in the village of Cabot in Jefferson Township at approximately 11:30 a.m.

The driver of the SUV that crashed into the building, 74, had an appointment at the hairstyling business around the time of the incident, police said. Reportedly, a 67-year-old woman was waiting for her appointment in a seat just inside the exterior wall when the SUV entered the building. Police said the woman became pinned underneath the vehicle. She died as a result of her injuries.

Why are pregnant women at a higher risk of car accidents?

A new study shows that pregnant women have an increased risk of being involved in a car accident, especially in their second trimester. While this is the first major study of its kind to draw a link between pregnancy and car crash risk, it has researchers confused about the reasons for the connection.

Researchers used data from a period of about five years for pregnant women, including the four years before they were pregnant. They looked at the rate of accidents during that timeframe and found that women were much more likely to be in car accidents during the pregnancy; particularly in the second trimester. In fact, the study suggests that pregnant women are at a 42 percent increased risk of getting into a serious crash.

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