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September 2012 Archives

Pennsylvania driver killed in tractor trailer accident

Tractor trailers are not like regular cars or small trucks when it comes to operating them. Semi trucks require a special license and training just to drive them. Since these trucks are so specialized, tractor trailer accidents can result unless drivers and trucking companies take special precautions and has a strong understanding of operation.

Police officer involved in hit-and-run motorcycle accident

Public perception of motorcyclists is not always positive. They are often portrayed as being reckless, speeding and weaving in-and-out of traffic. On television and in movies motorcyclists are often menacing trouble makers. This perception often leads people to blame the motorcyclist when there has been a motorcycle accident. People are quick to think that the motorcycle had to have done something wrong -- if they had acted differently, the accident would not have happened.

Bradford County sees increase in car accidents caused by drugs

Almost everyone in Bradford County encounters cars on a daily basis. They are a part of life in Pennsylvania and around the country. While most of the time cars are a useful and helpful part of people's daily lives, without the right care, cars can be dangerous machines. Car crashes can easily happen when car drivers are not paying attention, are driving negligently or are driving under the influence.

$55,000 fine for unsafe working conditions in Pennsylvania plant

Certain lines of work are more dangerous than others. Pennsylvanians that work with heavy machinery or in construction are open to a myriad of dangers on a daily basis. Without the proper safety training and precautions it could be very easy for one of these workers to be injured on the job. When a workplace accident occurs, those injured are entitled to workers' compensation.

Pennsylvania truck accident on I-81 kills woman

With commercial trucks weighing in at up to 80,000 pounds, it is no wonder that an accident with one can lead to a fatality on Pennsylvania roads. Recently, such an accident took the life of a 23-year-old Pennsylvania woman after she reportedly lost control of her vehicle on an interstate highway in West Hanover Township.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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