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July 6, 2018

Cumberland County, PA – Motorcycle Accident Causes Fatal Injuries

Fatal Collision on Enola Road Cumberland County, PA (July 1, 2018) – On Sunday, around 12:30 p.m., a man named Rafael Vasquez was driving his motorcycle on Enola Road when he collided with an oncoming truck. Vasquez flew off his motorcycle and landed in the eastbound lane. Lifelion flew Vasquez to Hershey Medical Center due to severe injuries. Unfortunately, he did not survive. Vasquez was 24-years old. An ambulance transported the truck driver and passenger to a local hospital for minor injuries. More investigation will determine who is liable and at fault. Motorcycle Accidents Motorists involved in motorcycle accidents almost always […]
July 4, 2018

Scranton, PA – Fatal Car Accident on Expressway

One Person Killed in Crash Scranton, PA (July 1, 2018) On Sunday night at about 10:00 p.m., an SUV was driving northbound on the Scranton Expressway when it rolled off the road, flew into the air, and crashed into the on ramp on a main street exit. Five people were in the vehicle. There were four adults and one baby. It’s confirmed that one adult was killed, but the remaining four passengers have been rushed to the hospital. The severity of their injuries is unknown, but from the looks of the damaged vehicle, the passengers might be suffering from serious […]
March 28, 2018

The Guidelines and Qualifications for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

There is no comfort in dealing with a wrongful death, no matter what the cause. During a time like this, you are most certainly devastated by the unexpected loss of a loved one, not to mention the financial woes that are overwhelming you. Section 8301 of The Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act describes a wrongful death as the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person, and that the financial benefits that are to be recovered consist of any and all lost benefits that would have otherwise been attained by the deceased. This is typically considered the […]
March 1, 2018

Cameron Allen Funk Killed in Mellott Manufacturing Accident

Posted on March 1, 2018 On Wednesday afternoon, Pennsylvania State Police was called to the scene of an accident at Mellott Manufacturing when a young man was killed. The 19-year-old’s name was released today as Cameron Allen Funk. When a piece of machinery fell on him, Cameron Allen Funk was killed due to death blunt force head injuries. His death was ruled as accidental. As of right now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating exactly how the accident occurred. Mellott Manufacturing has been in business since the 60s and is family-run, producing logs and equipment for lumber handling. […]
February 22, 2018

Howard Sexton of New Jersey Killed in Pennsylvania Accident

Posted on February 22, 2018 A New Jersey man was killed this morning after an electrical beam collapsed onto multiple vehicles in a Lehigh Tunnel in Pennsylvania. The coroner arrived at the scene and pronounced Howard Sexton, 70, dead at the scene. Sexton was driving a tractor-trailer when the beam fell from the tunnel, breaking his windshield and hitting him. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of Sexton during this time. Wrongful Death  What happens when your loved one has been killed by outside forces and you aren’t sure where to turn? In many vehicle-related accidents, another driver […]
February 18, 2018

Lisa Jean Cooper, Name Released in Fatal Accident With Dump Truck

Posted on February 18, 2018 On Tuesday morning just this week, a woman was killed when her car collided with a truck on State Route 56 in Center Township. Her name has been released at Lisa Jean Cooper of Rustic Lodge Road. Her car crossed into the westbound lane and hit a dump truck head-on that was being operated by a 57-year-old named Robin Smith. The coroner did not release her age, though she did die at the scene. The lead investigator on the scene found that she had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. […]
February 11, 2018

Fatal Car Accidents: One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Posted on February 11, 2018 Today on Route 80 in Pocono Township, Pennsylvania, there was a car accident involving a vehicle and tractor-trailer. Though the details have not been released on who was at fault, there was 1 fatality. The road was expected to be closed for several hours due to the accident, and 5 people were quickly transported with injuries to Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono. Our condolences go out to the victim and injured in this terrible Sunday morning accident. Unfortunately, accidents involving vehicles and tractor trailers happen at alarming rates all throughout Pennsylvania, which is why many […]
February 9, 2018

Robert Massie Jr., Owner of Bob Massie Toyota Dealership, Killed in Car Crash

Posted on February 9, 2018 Last night, the owner of the Bob Massie Toyota car dealership in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was killed in a White Oak car crash. The victim was identified as Robert Massie Jr., 59 years of age and from White Oak. Mr. Massie was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene, but the accident is still under investigation. The Dangers of Our Roadways  Driving is inherently dangerous, because you never know when an accident is right around the corner. Because driving can be so dangerous, it is important for drivers to abide by the law at all times, […]
February 6, 2018

Wrongful Death Pedestrian Accident Caused by Motor Vehicle

Posted on February 6, 2018 Recently, a Chambersburg woman was killed as she crossed the southbound lane of Interstate 81 after being in the center median and waiting for a time to cross. Desi Anderson was 23 years old at the time of her death and was struck by vehicle driver Brennen O’Brien, who was 19. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, and the investigation continues. When Your Loved One Has Been Killed Often, in a wrongful death pedestrian accident, the driver of the other vehicle is liable. This is because drivers are always supposed to be mindful […]
January 31, 2018

Man Struck and Killed Crossing Street in Pedestrian Accident

Posted on January 31, 2018  Days ago, just within an hour of Lancaster County, an elderly man was struck and killed by a car while he was crossing the street. The 78-year-old was crossing the street right around lunchtime when he stepped onto the roadways and was struck by a gray Volvo traveling eastbound. Luckily, the driver stayed at the scene. The victim was transported to a hospital but was unfortunately pronounced dead later in the day. The Reality of Pedestrian Accidents  Nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle accidents every year, and these numbers are alarming. On top of […]