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Pennsylvania slip-and-fall case moves to federal court

A Pennsylvania woman who was involved in a slip-and-fall accident has sued the casino where she fell. That suit has now been removed from Pennsylvania state court to a federal district court. In this case, the woman says she was walking up an incline made of cobblestone at a casino. While walking, she fell and sprained her ankle. As a result of the fall, the woman says that she has suffered physical pain and has been unable to participate in some of her recreational activities. She also claims to have trouble completing daily tasks. As a result of the fall and her injuries, the woman has spent money on medical attention.

Motorcyclist killed by car turning left

It is well known that motorcycles offer little protection to their riders. However, some safety precautions can be taken to help better protect motorcyclists in the event of a motorcycle accident. Certain clothing can protect against road rash. Helmets can also be extremely important. In Pennsylvania, motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear a helmet while riding unless they meet certain requirements. In order to be exempt from the helmet requirement, riders must have had a motorcycle license for two years, complete a motorcycle safety course and be over the age of 21.

Truck rear ends cars in Lycoming County, injuring three

While any motor vehicle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries, truck accidents can be more dangerous. Trucks are huge vehicles that are slow to stop, yet easy to lose control over. Without the right training and concentration, truck drivers are essentially driving deadly machines.

Pennsylvania man crushed under steam roller

A Pennsylvania worker was severely injured recently after falling from an asphalt steam roller truck. According to reports, the man was working on a construction project when the roller started to jerk around. Police investigators believe that the hydraulic hose on the large truck broke causing the vehicle to move out of control.

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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