Automobile Accidents

What Happens When You’re Hit by a Car?

One of the biggest fears for any driver is hitting someone while they’re walking. That being said, if you’re a pedestrian, the fear of getting hit by a car is much worse. The mass of a vehicle extremely outweighs any pedestrian, ensuring you won’t walk away unscathed. A driver at 30mph can do serious harm to…

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Shift Workers & Drowsy Driving

Shift Workers at High Risk of Crashes Due to Drowsy Driving Between 2009 and 2013, drowsy driver data stayed consistent with previous years. It is estimated that 20% of serious car crashes are due to drowsy driving. Twenty-eight percent of drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel in 2015. While most people admit to driving drowsy on occasion, there is one group who is at a…

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Distracted Driving Studies

Recent Studies Highlight Frequency of Distracted Driving Do you change clothes while driving? Put on your make-up? Smoke? Text? A survey was commissioned by Erie Insurance in March that showed that you are not alone. The  results of the survey showed this: 30% of drivers admitted to texting while driving. 75% saw someone else do it. 30% of drivers smoke while operating their vehicle. 4% have brushed…

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Road Trip Safety Tips

Stay Safe on Your Road Trip Spring time is here. Summer isn’t too far off. Over the course of the next few weeks, college kids will be flooding home and the younger kids will be wrapping up their school year. What will you and your kids be doing this summer? Have a road trip planned? Whether you are driving towards a destination, or just taking a…

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Top 10 Recommendations for Purchasing Automobile Insurance

TOP 10 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PURCHASING AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE WHY TRUST ME? An insurance agent’s number one goal is to sell you a policy.  Paying benefits is the last thing the carrier wants to do.  Carriers fight to pay you the least.  I fight to get you the most. MY TOP 10 RECOMMENDATIONS CHOOSE FULL TORT! LIMITED TORT TAKES AWAY IMPORTANT RIGHTS TO MONEY WHEN THE OTHER…

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Safe Driving Tips for Teens

The first time your teen gets behind the wheel of a car is a terrifying time for parents. Here are some tips you can give your teen drivers to help them exercise safe driving. 1) Follow the Speed Limit …and all other driving rules. Drivers education classes and studying for permit tests teach the rules of the road like following speed limit, proper hand placement, proper mirror placement,…

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Passenger Killed in Accident

Passenger Killed in Weekend Accident A passenger was killed in a single-car accident over the weekend. The Lancaster accident claimed the life of 23-year old, David Castro-Valdez. The car crashed into a utility pole and several parked cars early Saturday morning. The driver is currently listed in stable condition. Castro-Valdez was also transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. In Pennsylvania, a passenger…

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter Driving Safety Tips: Stay Safe This Winter Every year, winter brings more car accidents than any other month. December 2013 had the most accidents, followed by November 2013 and October 2013. In those 3 months, there were over 35,000 accidents. 26.1% of all PA car accident deaths in 2013 occurred during those three months. The harsh weather and limited daylight can cause bad driving conditions….

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Horse and Buggy Accidents a Common Occurrence

In Lancaster County, horse and buggy accidents can be a common occurrence. WGAL is reporting that an accident involving a horse and buggy occurred on Route 896 in Lancaster County on Wednesday morning. A car traveling southbound swerved into the northbound lane, hitting the horse and buggy head-on. After the collision, the horse and buggy rolled into a ditch, injuring all 5 passengers and killing the horse….

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Emergency Kit for Cars

What Makes A Great Emergency Kit For My Car? It is possible to get stranded in your car for various reasons in any season. You could be stranded due to an accident or bad weather. Being stranded in the winter can be more dangerous because of the extreme temperatures. Be sure you are prepared in case help takes a while to arrive. Here are some suggested items…

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Route 30 Remains Closed

Route 30 in Lancaster County Remains Closed Following Accident An accident involving 2 tractor trailers and 2 cars took place around 5am this morning. The accident occurred on Route 30 in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, near Oakview Road. Route 30 is still closed in both directions and there are major delays in the surrounding area as traffic is being detoured. The drivers of the four…

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Reverend Injured in Lancaster County Accident

Lancaster County Accident Leaves Cyclist in Coma. ABC27 reported last Monday that a man was injured when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of New Holland Avenue and Pleasure Road in Lancaster County. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with serious conditions. Following the accident, LancasterOnline.com reported that the victim was Father Jonathan Currier, a leader of St. Thomas Episcopal…

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Falling Mattress Causes Accident

Route 15 Accident Caused by Falling Mattress   Sunday night, a car swerved to avoid hitting mattress falling from a trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck. The driver of the car then hit a concrete median. Four occupants of the car, including two children,  were flown to Hershey Medical Center. The accident shut down the northbound lanes of Route 15 between Dillsburg and Grantham. According…

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Pedestrian and Car Accidents

Recent Pedestrian and Car Accidents In the past several days there have been several tragic accidents in Central Pennsylvania. Regrettably in two separate incidents, two victims were killed when crossing a street; and,  an older man was killed when his car was rear ended by an oncoming vehicle while he was stopped waiting to exit Interstate 83. A young man and woman was injured when their horse and…

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Reckless Driving Causes Accident

Reckless Driving Was The Cause of Single Vehicle Accident. WGAL is reporting that Kendeall Steager was driving himself and two others in Cumberland County on Saturday night when they left the road to drive in circles in a cornfield. He realized he was being watched and quickly fled the scene. At the 1200 block of Allendale Road in Upper Allen Township, he was unable to negotiate…

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Pedestrian Killed

Pedestrian Killed By Car Backing Out of Parking Space Fox 43 is reporting that a man was killed last night in the parking lot of Swatara State Park in Lebanon County. Bruce C. Fuhrman’s caretaker was backing out of a parking space and accidentally hit him as Fuhrman was walking next to the vehicle. Fuhrman suffered from head and torso injuries, which later killed him….

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PA Turnpike Accident

PA Turnpike Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured. 6ABC Action News reported this morning that 25-year-old Britney Carmichael lost control of her car in the early hours of Thursday, October 23 on the PA Turnpike. The car spun out of control and was hit by a Mack Truck after hitting a guardrail. The accident left one person, 18-year-old Michael Graham, dead and sent four others to…

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PA School Bus Laws: Do You Know Them?

Do You Stop For School Buses? Everyone has experienced it. You’re running late for work or a meeting and all the sudden a school bus pulls out at the stop sign and you now have to follow the school bus for who knows how long. And then the bus stops. The little red stop sign with the flashing lights extends from the left side of…

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Bus Accident in Lancaster

A Bus Accident in Lancaster County Sends 8 to Hospital. A dump truck and a school bus carrying special needs kids collided this morning, causing the school bus to overturn. The Paradise Township, Lancaster County school bus accident sent 7 children and the driver of the bus to area hospitals, none with life threatening injuries. The accident occurred at 8:25 am Monday  morning at the…

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Weekend Accident Report

 Accidents Claim Several Central PA Lives This past weekend was a rough one on the roads in Central Pennsylvania, with several lives lost to motor-vehicle accidents. On Sunday, an unidentified man was killed in serious car accident in Cumberland County and an unidentified motorcycle driver was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle in Lancaster County. Early Monday morning, a passenger in a car, Walter Feith, was…

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