Category Archive for ‘Philadelphia Accident News’

Fuel spills from tractor-trailer shuts down Twp. road

Montgomery County had to shut down the road for an undetermined length of time; following a tractor-trailer crash that spill fuel along the way. According to Police of Lower Merion Township, they have to close the corner of Young’s Ford and Conshohocken State Roads after a tractor-trailer mishap spilled fuel all over the roadway. Crews rushed

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Woman faces homicide by vehicle in court

CALN – Another hit-and-run driver was a woman accused of hitting and killing a young woman late last year. She will have a day in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. The suspect identified as Gina Marie Bennett, age 48 and resident of Coatesville, faces serious charges of the murder by while DUI and

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Hit-and-run driver cut vehicle to get rid of evidence

Christiana, Pa. – Last month, three people were injured in a horse-drawn buggy wreck involving a man from Lancaster County who is charged in a hit-and-run crash. The suspect, identified as Michael Lee Roe, age 34, resident of Kinzers, was charged last Friday with the following: (1) three counts of accidents involving injury or death;

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Interstate accident injured pedestrian

Hampden Township – The interchange was the site of a mishap Friday afternoon where an in pedestrian was injured. At about 8:30 o’clock that evening officials said that traffic was average in volume and free-flowing at the corner of I-81 and Rte. 581. According to the PennDOT, the interchange was the scenario of a mishap afternoon

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Improving Pennsylvania highway safety laws

Based on a newly issued report, Pennsylvania is a highly progressive state  but its highway safety laws are not in place that results to deaths, injuries and costs that could otherwise have been prevented. Some of the enumerated short comings involved lack of a total primary seat belt laws enforcement due to the following limitation:

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Warning from PennDOT regarding speed limit restrictions

Motorists received dire warning from the PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike authority’s to temporarily lower their speed limit; while certain commercial vehicles are restricted to pass some parts of its roadways following snow forecast. Prediction of  a coming wintry storm affecting half of the state, speeds on the Pa. Turnpike may be reduced to 45 MPH

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Facts involving SEPTA bus accident in South Philly

Philadelphia – It was an SOP procedure for rescue crews to immediately respond to SEPTA bus accident scenes in South Philadelphia. Another accident got their attention just after 5:30 o’clock that Friday at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 20th Street. SEPTA reported that the bus was travelling west along Washington Avenue when the accident

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Family of Tracy Morgan’s friend and Wal-Mart reach settlement in wreck

James McNair’s family stated that the lawsuit filed versus Wal-Mart following the auto accident that killed the comedian, aka Jimmy Mack and injured family friend, Tracy Morgan had reached settlement. However, Pamela McNair who is McNair’s sister said that the agreed amount is confidential; it is just between both parties that were satisfactory for all

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Trucker in Route 422 crash had suspended license

After tractor-trainer fell to an embankment at Lower Pottsgrove Township’s on-ramp at Armand Hammer Blvd., a truck driver of Shippensburg was found driving with a suspended license that might even worsen his charges. While investigating the crash, authorities closed the westbound lanes for about two hours to the consternation of motorists during the morning rush.

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Horse owner and management of fairground sued by injured woman from Uniontown

Joyce Thorpe, a woman from Uniontown sustained injury in a vehicle mishap after a horse escaped from the Fairgrounds of Fayette County last July and galloped into the adjoining highway. She has filed a claim suit versus the horse owner, as well as the management of the fairgrounds. A Pittsburg attorney, representing the plaintiff filed

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