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Dump truck hits school bus

A school bus was involved in an accident with a dump truck on a rural road in Pennsylvania on Oct. 20. Eight individuals were injured in the two-vehicle collision in Paradise Township.

The accident happened as the bus drove eastbound on Route 741 in the area of South Vintage Road. Pennsylvania authorities have reported that at approximately 8:25 a.m., a dump truck rolled through a stop sign and onto Route 741, directly in the pathway of the moving bus. The driver of the bus attempted to steer around the dump truck, but the truck continued to move forward and struck the school bus, causing the entire bus to flip on its side. Bystanders that had witnessed the accident worked together to rescue the children and others that were trapped in the wreck.

Pennsylvania tractor-trailer driver sued for trucker's death

A Lancaster County woman filed a lawsuit against a tractor-trailer driver who allegedly caused the death of her husband. The driver is accused of looking away from the road while drinking a beverage and striking the other man's parked tractor-trailer. The woman's husband was partially pinned under the tires of his truck when an emergency team arrived. The lawsuit also names the driver's employer and the client that contracted the trucking services.

The truck accident occurred in Allentown on Oct. 4, 2012, after the woman's husband parked on Morris Avenue and stood on the curb by the passenger-side door. His truck was in the eastbound lane, and reports say the man turned on the tractor-trailer's brake lights and rear lights. According to the wife's complaint, the other driver shifted his attention away from the road shortly to sip a soda, and then failed to avoid the parked tractor-trailer.

Pennsylvania woman charged in alleged drunk driving death

Pennsylvania State Police filed drunk driving charges against a woman on Sept. 24 in connection with a fatal car accident in March. The 37-year-old Sheppton woman was accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter for the death of a 62-year-old Shenandoah man.

According to news reports, the accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on March 29 in Mahanoy Township. The woman was driving east on Route 54 in a 1997 Chevrolet S1500. The deceased victim was traveling west in a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier when the woman reportedly lost control of her truck. She swerved into the westbound lane and collided head-on with the Cavalier. The force of the impact caused the Cavalier to spin around, and both vehicles came to a stop in the westbound lane. The 62-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident; she suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Pennsylvania woman suffers burns in fiery crash

A Sept. 25 accident at a Philadelphia gas station left a 21-year-old woman with severe burns, authorities stated. The fiery incident transpired just before 11:30 p.m. in the Kensington neighborhood, reportedly.

According to authorities, a car carrying the 21-year-old woman and her child was near a gas pump when it was struck by another vehicle, whose driver accidentally pressed on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. As a result of this collision, a gas pump was knocked over, which led to a fire.

Pennsylvania hit-and-run kills pedestrian

A hit-and-run involving a rental sports utility vehicle killed one person in North Philadelphia on Sept. 12. The police reported that a driver in a black Honda CR-V fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian and left the vehicle on a nearby sidewalk.

The crash happened shortly before m12 a.m. on Allegheny Avenue near 25th Street when the Honda sped through the westbound lanes and struck a man crossing the intersection. The 62-year-old Philadelphia man who was hit went airborne before he fell on the hood of a 2015 GMC Terrain and eventually landed on the road. The driver of the GMC tried to help the pedestrian, but the man died at 12:11 a.m.

Head-on collision claims life of woman in Pennsylvania

On Sept. 4, authorities in Montgomery County charged a 27-year-old man in relation to a July 10 accident. A 69-year-old woman was killed during the accident, a head-on collision, and her 72-year-old husband suffered severe injuries.

The 27-year-old man faces charges of vehicular homicide and assault in connection with the crash. Authorities also accused him of speeding, reckless driving and misdemeanor DUI.

City township assistant manager killed in motorcycle accident

The assistant manager of West Manchester Township was killed in a motorcycle crash on Aug. 29. Her companion, the township manager, was seriously injured in the same accident. The two were traveling northbound on Route 281 around 5:30 p.m. when a southbound vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and struck them. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after the impact.

The driver and passenger on the motorcycle were wearing helmets at the time of the accident, according to authorities. They were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, but the woman was pronounced dead by hospital officials. Information was not available about the condition of the man with whom she was traveling. According to police reports, the man who crossed traffic and struck the motorcycle was not injured in the accident. There are no details at this time regarding why the driver of the van crossed the center line and went into oncoming traffic.

Semi-truck crashes into Pennsylvania home after collision

According to police in Philadelphia, an SUV ran a red light at the intersection of Levick and Farnsworth Streets at 7:15 PM on Aug. 28 and crashed into a semi-truck. This caused the truck to crash into a house, which left a large hole in the home's brick wall. No one was inside the house at the time of the accident, but both drivers were harmed in the accident.

Neighbors rushed to the aid of both drivers, and police assisted when they arrived on the scene. One of those neighbors was interviewed by the news source and said the driver with whom spoke after the accident seemed to be stable at the time despite having suffered an arm injury. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Pennsylvania man killed on account of head-on crash

On August 23, two individuals were injured and another was killed in a Springfield Township accident. According to authorities, the fatal incident happened around 5:30 p.m., when a 72-year-old woman driving a Ford F-150 the wrong way on a northbound lane of Richlandtown Pike collided head-on with a Honda Civic.

The F-150 sustained major damage, and its 72-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. The Honda Civic driver, a 25-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Officials pronounced him dead at the accident scene. Two passengers in the Honda, a 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, suffered major injuries. Emergency personnel transported them via helicopter to St. Luke's University Hospital for treatment.

1 dead after 3-vehicle accident in Pennsylvania

At 7:48 a.m. on August 15, an auto accident occurred in the 3300 block of Route 30 and resulted in the death of one person and injuries to several others in Franklin County. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a 63-year-old man was driving east when his vehicle first veered into the center turn lane then crossed the centerline into westbound traffic. It then struck two vehicles in sequence.

The driver of one of the westbound vehicles, a 51-year-old man, went into cardiac arrest at the accident site and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other driver, a 33-year-old female, and the 63-year-old man were airlifted to York Hospital. Information on the severity of their injuries was not included in the news source. Three passengers in one of the vehicles were transported to Chambersburg Hospital with minor injuries.

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