Month: October 2012

Philadelphia County Ranks #2 in Pennsylvania for Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities

In 2010, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration ranked Philadelphia County as the number two county in Pennsylvania for motor vehicle fatalities. Also in Philadelphia County, fatalities from accidents involving large trucks were among the highest in the state. With five major highways including Interstate 95 and Interstate 76 crosscutting the Philadelphia region, truck …

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Bicycle Accidents More Common Than You Think

Well-known author and consultant Stephen Covey recently died from complications of a biking accident. Stephen Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” apparently lost control of his bike during a ride through Utah. While bikers are typically concerned about the dangers posed when they share the road with motorists, Covey’s injuries resulted …

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Local Truck Accident Difficult to Prosecute

A trucking accident can be traumatizing, but navigating through the aftermath as a victim can be even more emotionally frustrating. In a recent accident in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a vehicle operated by a New Jersey trucking company went careening across an intersection after the brakes failed. As of yet, authorities have been unable to properly identify …

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Police Officer Injured in South Philadelphia Afternoon Wreck

An unidentified officer from the 17th District was injured when his cruiser hit a parked car on 24th street near Moore Street. The cause for the crash is as of yet unknown. Just a week after this South Philadelphia crash, another officer was dragged two blocks while conducting a traffic stop.  The man became aggressive when …

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