May 4, 2016 |
Unused seat belts and poor weather were factors in a two-car crash Sunday that killed a 6-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man and critically injured three people, including a 7-week-old girl, authorities said Monday. Five adults and four children, including the two people who died, were hurt in the collision, which occurred just before 4 p.m. Sunday on the 5400 block of Henry Avenue in the Wissahickon section, police said. "It's just a horrific accident," Capt. John Wilczynski of the Accident Investigation Division said Monday.
January 1, 2016
HARRISBURG - Traffic fatalities in the commonwealth over the Christmas holiday fell by half from last year, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. From Dec. 24 to 27, police said, four people died in vehicle crashes, including one that was alcohol-related. The crashes occurred in Erie, Indiana, Lancaster and Lehigh counties. Last year, eight were killed and 224 injured over the holiday and subsequent weekend. Of the 632 crashes reported this year, 54 involved alcohol, police said.
May 28, 2015 |
The Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, typically kicks off the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers. So parents are urged to talk to their children about safe driving habits. This year, the number of car accidents and fatalities over the holiday weekend supported that point as both increased over last year, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. "This is the time when school is out," said Jana Tidwell, public and government affairs specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic.
May 15, 2015
ISSUE | TRAIN WRECK Seat belts could help My heart goes out to the victims of the tragic Amtrak derailment and their grieving families. In the spirit of preventing or at least reducing future casualties, I don't understand why most trains don't have seat belts, as airplanes and automobiles do. With trains typically traveling at or above the speeds of vehicles on highways, passengers are subject to the same kinds of bone-breaking, destructive forces...
May 15, 2015 |
IN A CAR, a seat belt is often the sole factor in whether someone lives or dies in a crash. Airplanes have them and even amusement rides have them. When it comes to passenger trains, like Amtrak Train 188, which derailed in Frankford on Tuesday night, seat belts are uncommon and often studies have not recommended them, though some wonder whether it's time to look again. "I've wondered when I boarded the trains about the idea of seat belts. I think it's something the department of transportation, the NTSB, should look at," former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood told CNBC on Wednesday.
October 1, 2014 |
AMANDA BYNES, who'd been staying out of the tabloid headlines recently, a promising signal that she was keeping her life together, was arrested in L.A. yesterday on charges of DUI. The "influence," however, was believed to be weed, according to TMZ.com. A TMZ source said she's been smoking for weeks. TMZ reported that Amanda was driving a Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley when she stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Boulevard. For those readers who don't drive, the middle of an intersection is generally not the best place to stop.
September 5, 2014 |
Two of the three Bucks County teenagers killed in an SUV crash last weekend apparently were not wearing seat belts when the vehicle flipped multiple times off a northeastern Pennsylvania road, police said Wednesday. The third victim died despite wearing his seat belt, police said, but a fourth passenger, also a student at Council Rock South High School, was unbuckled in the vehicle and escaped with minor injuries. As accident reconstruction experts continued their investigation, State Police also confirmed that the driver, an unlicensed 15-year-old from New York who may have been speeding, will be charged in juvenile court.
March 14, 2014 |
When a hockey game was heading into its final frantic minutes, the late Gene Hart, a Hall of Fame Flyers broadcaster, used to have a trademark expression: "Fasten your seat belts, folks!" The same applies to the Flyers' make-or-break finish to their intriguing season. The last month of the regular season may not be as intense as the True Detective finale, but it will be great theater. Seventeen games in 30 days. Four points separating the second- and sixth-place teams fighting for two remaining playoff spots in the Metropolitan Division.
July 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The school bus driver was fatigued and had taken sedating medications; the dump truck that struck the bus was overloaded; many of the elementary school students on the bus were not wearing seat belts. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed this lethal mix of circumstances for the death of an 11-year-old triplet and injuries to her two sisters and 12 other students in a February 2012 crash at a rural intersection in Chesterfield Township, Burlington County.
July 20, 2013 |
The circumstances in which six children and four adults were injured when a minivan flipped on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township on Wednesday night remain unclear. Several people were ejected when the van rolled over as the group returned from a day at the Shore, police said. The 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport is designed to seat no more than eight people. Based on a preliminary report, it appears "seat belts were not utilized" by the driver and passengers, and only one car seat was found at the scene, state police spokesman Sgt. Adam Grossman said Thursday.