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Number of fatal car accidents on the rise across the country

Cars are getting safer and being built more soundly. New technology gives cars better traction, assists with changing lanes and even allows people to use their phones wirelessly. New roadways are also being built to maximize driver safety by dividing highways, incorporating larger shoulders and using rumble strips. Despite all these safety advances, a new report shows that the number of fatal car accidents is on the rise in Pennsylvania and across the country.

College student killed after car hit by a truck in Pennsylvania

There are many different types of vehicles on Pennsylvania roadways. Of these vehicles, semi trucks are highly regulated by the government. This is because these vehicles are so large and truck accidents can cause serious injuries. By regulating how much truckers can drive, how often maintenance needs to be done and other important aspects of the trucking industry, the government is trying to keep people safer on the roads.

Pennsylvania man killed in workplace accident

In the workplace, it is very easy for someone to get distracted and do something wrong. When people are doing a poor job, or are otherwise distracted, they can easily cause a workplace accident which can lead to a job injury -- or worse.

Pennsylvania to switch workers' compensation debit cards

Some jobs have an inherent element of risk where workplace accidents can easily happen. For others they may feel safer at work. In reality a workplace injury or illness can happen at any Pennsylvania workplace. When someone is injured on the job, workers' compensation is available to help cover the costs of the accident.

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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