• BETHLEHEM, PA
    140 E. Broad Street
    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
    610-866-0469
  • STROUDSBURG, PA
    45 North 7th Street
    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
  • PERKASIE, PA
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    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
  • ALLENTOWN, PA
    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
    610-432-4160
  • EASTON, PA
    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
    610-258-6470
  • LANSDALE, PA
    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
    215-368-5545
  • LEHIGHTON, PA
    Carbon County
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
    610-377-2134
  • QUAKERTOWN, PA
    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
    215-538-5350

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CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS

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LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Why is it important to hire a PA car accident lawyer to represent me?

  • The insurance adjuster is paid to settle your Pennsylvania car crash claim as quickly as possible and for the LEAST settlement amount.
  • Isn’t it critical for you to have a PA auto accident attorney advise you thru every step of the legal claim and aggressively negotiate on your behalf?

Why should I consider asking Attorney Newell to represent me regarding my Pennsylvania auto accident case?

  • EXPERIENCE : Attorney Newell has been representing Pennsylvania car accident victims since 1981.
  • EXCLUSIVITY : He ONLY represents PA personal injury victims.
  • KNOWLEDGE :  Attorney Newell receives email updates three times. EACH DAY to keep current on Pennsylvania legal issues which may affect his PA auto accident clients.
  • SERVICE : Please visit CLIENT REVIEWS to see how over 50 of his Pennsylvania personal injury clients describe his dedication to personal service.

How much is my PA car crash worth?

  • Some of the most important factors used by insurance companies are:
    • The personal injury experience of your PA attorney
    • Objective injuries suffered – broken bones, surgery, stitches, herniated discs, etc.
    • ID of permanent injuries in your doctor’s records
    • Amount of property damage to your car
    • Whether the insurance company believes that your PA car accident lawyer will file a lawsuit if they don’t make a fair settlement offer.

Please CONTACT ME to have a PA car accident attorney with over 30 years of experience review your Pennsylvania car crash claim.

MEDICAL BILL PAYMENT

I was in a car crash on Rt. 22 near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Why doesn’t their insurance company pay my medical bills since their negligent driver rear-ended me?

  • Pennsylvania is a “no-fault” state.
  • Your own insurance company pays your medical bills regardless of who is at fault for the PA auto accident.

If my insurance company pays my medical bills after a car accident on Rt. 313 in Quakertown, PA, will my auto insurance rates go up?

  • No!  Medical bills are paid as a “first-party benefit” – not as a “liability” benefit.
  • Under Pennsylvania Law, your car insurance rates can not be raised due to a first-party benefit payment made due to a PA car crash.

I was a passenger in a friend’s SUV when the car crash on Rt. 611 in Stroudsburg, PA happened.  Who pays for my medical bills in that situation?

  • The PA Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act requires your car insurance co. to pay your medical bills regardless of whose automobile you were in at the time of the PA motor vehicle accident.

I was in a car crash on Rt. 412 in the Lehigh Valley when I was rear-ended.  My medical bills total more than the medical insurance coverage amount for my van.  Who will take care of the unpaid medical bills?

  • Those medical bills should be submitted to your private health insurer.  Send your Pennsylvania car accident lawyer proof of out-of-pocket expenses for deductibles and co-pays.
  • If you do not have any other health insurance coverage, your PA car crash lawyer will make that economic loss a part of your pain and suffering settlement with the auto insurance company for the negligent driver.

Please visit CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS for a review of over 50 of Attorney Newell’s Pennsylvania car accident settlements and verdicts.

PA MEDICAL CARE

Do I need to get any referrals or pre-certifications before starting my medical care after my car accident on I-78 near Allentown, PA?

  • No. Each Pennsylvania auto accident victim gets to make their own decisions as to what type of medical care to get and they choose their own doctors.

I want to see a doctor after my Wind Gap PA auto accident on Rt. 33.  Am I responsible for any co-pays or deductibles in order to get my medical care?

  • No.  The doctor’s bill is handled exclusively by the automobile insurance company.

I need chiropractic care and physical therapy after the Route 309 car crash.  Are there any set limits as to the maximum number of visits for chiropractic manipulation and/or p.t.?

  • No.  Unlike many private health insurance plans, the medical coverage under a Pennsylvania car insurance policy does not have any pre-set limits on the number of visits or the length of time of your medical care.

What advice do you give your PA car crash clients re their medical care?

  • The sooner you obtain the necessary medical care, the less likely your insurance company or the Defendant’s insurance carrier will question whether or not the medical care was needed and/or related to the Pennsylvania car accident.
  • Don’t miss your doctor, chiropractor or physical therapy appointments.  Missed visits could show that your injury is not serious and/or that you are not trying to get better.

How does your 30 years of representing PA car accident victims help me when it comes to getting the right medical care?

  • I have personally handled over 1,000 Pennsylvania personal injury claims.
  • I share with my current PA car accident clients the experiences of all my past clients with various doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists.

Please go to CLIENT REVIEWS to obtain information regarding the experiences of Attorney Newell’s former Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident clients.

PA LOST WAGES

I am missing work from injuries I suffered in a car crash on Route 202 near Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Who pays for my lost wages?

  • If you have paid for that optional coverage, your own auto insurance co. will pay your wage loss claim.
  • If you have not paid for wage loss coverage, your PA auto accident lawyer will add that loss to the value of your case when negotiating with the Defendant’s automobile insurance company.

If I paid for lost wage coverage on my car insurance policy, do I receive 100% of my lost wages from my job in Perkasie, PA after my car accident?

  • No.  There is no coverage for the first five work days missed and, then…
  • Your auto co. pays 80% of your loss of gross income up to your available monthly maximum.

How do I recover the portion of my lost wages not covered by my PA automobile insurance after my Bucks County PA auto accident?

  • Your Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident attorney will include your out-of-pocket wage loss in the settlement negotiations with the negligent defendant’s insurance company.

If I use sick leave or vacation time to pay for work days missed due to my Montgomery County PA car crash, is the negligent defendant responsible to pay me for that loss?

  • Yes.  The defendant’s insurance company must repay you for benefits you used as a result of injuries sustained in the Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident.
  • Claims by insurance companies that injured victims would be getting a “double recovery” have been rejected by Pennsylvania judges in many legal rulings.

Please visit our HOME for information concerning Attorney Newell’s experience and qualifications to represent Pennsylvania car accident victims – such as you.

DEALING WITH INSURANCE CO.

I was in a car crash in Easton, PA. Should I give a statement to the insurance company representing the man who ran the stop sign?

  • No! Providing them with a statement could negatively affect your PA auto accident claim.
  • Your Pennsylvania car accident attorney can protect your legal rights – while at the same time provide the car insurance company with sufficient information to complete their investigation.

After I was hit by a negligent driver in Stroudsburg PA, his insurance company sent me a medical release form. Should I sign it?

  • No. They might claim that the form only allows them to get your current Pennsylvania car accident medical records.
  • Don’t trust them. Frequently, these forms have fine print language which allows them to get any records which they determine are necessary.
  • Attorney Newell never permits his PA car crash clients to sign medical release forms drafted and sent by the Defendant’s insurance company.

The adjuster from the Defendant’s insurance company keeps on telling me not to hire a lawyer.  Why is he wrong?

  • Because he wants to pay as little as possible!
  • With whom would he rather negotiate – a Pennsylvania car accident attorney who has been involved in over 1,000 PA personal injury claims or an unrepresented victim?
  • With my trial experience, the defense adjuster knows that it is in the best interests of the auto insurance company to make a fair settlement offer now – before I file a lawsuit.

PA DUI/HIT & RUN

The drunk driver from Bethlehem PA who caused the car accident was found guilty of DUI. How does his criminal conviction affect my Pennsylvania car crash claim?

  • His DUI conviction would allow your PA car accident attorney to make a punitive damage claim if he/she filed a lawsuit on your behalf.
  • Attorney Newell aggressively argues to the defense adjusters in those situations that the value of the PA personal injury claim is at least 25% higher when there is a drunk driving conviction.

To review Attorney Newell’s qualifications to serve as your PA auto accident lawyer, please see Why Attorney Newell

PROPERTY DAMAGE

Our minivan was totalled in a car accident on Rt. 33 in the Poconos. The automobile insurance company is offering a property damage settlement that is less than what we owe on the car loan. Is that legal?

  • In Pennsylvania, the car insurance company is required to pay the current fair market value of your motor vehicle. Among the factors they will consider are the mileage, the pre-crash condition of your minivan and the options in the car.
  • Unfortunately, with so many used cars for sale, the value of pre-owned vehicles has dropped significantly – especially for vehicles that do not get good gas mileage. What you actually owe on the car loan has no effect on the minivan’s actual value.

What is GAP coverage?

  • In today’s economy, the value of a car/SUV could very easily drop more quickly after its purchase than the automobile loan amount owed.
  • When you bought your car, you had the option to buy GAP insurance to protect yourself from that situation.
  • If your automobile is totaled after a car crash, GAP coverage would pay the difference, if any, between the outstanding balance on your car loan and the car’s value at the time of the collision.

FULL TORT/LIMITED TORT

The policy that insures all of my cars says “full tort”.  What does that mean?

  • You made a very wise choice.  Your PA car accident lawyer will be able to present a pain and suffering claim for all of the injuries you sustained in the Pennsylvania car crash.

What is “limited tort”?

  • Limited tort means that the car owner, in most cases, gave up his/her legal rights to make a claim for their physical/mental injuries resulting from a Pennsylvania automobile accident.

If the car accident on Rt. 209 in Lehighton, PA was the other driver’s fault, can I still make a personal injury claim even if I have limited tort?

  • Only if you meet one of the very few specific exceptions.
  • If you have limited tort, you should immediately consult with a PA car accident lawyer – such as Attorney Newell who would welcome your call at 1-800-980-4842 to see if the facts of your case would allow you to meet one of those exceptions for your PA motor vehicle collision.

Please visit UNDERINSURED MOTORIST CLAIM for case settlements and verdicts in PA car crashes where the injured victim made a claim for Pennsylvania underinsured motorist benefits from their own car insurance company.

MEDICAL EXAMS/PEER REVIEW

I suffered soft-tissue injuries in an automobile accident on Route 209 in Bushkill PA.  My car insurance company wants me to go to a “peer review exam.”  What is that and do I have to go?

  • A peer review exam is a medical examination performed by a doctor chosen by your insurance co.  He/she will examine you, review your records and provide an opinion as to whether you still require medical care.
  • If your auto insurance contract provides your insurance co. with the legal right to demand the exam and their request is medically reasonable, you are required to attend.

My insurance company sent me a letter after my peer review saying they won’t pay for any future chiropractic care.  Can I still treat with the chiropractor for my Monroe County, PA car crash injuries?

  • Unless your chiropractor files an appeal and wins, your future chiropractic care is your personal responsibility.
  • Check with your private health insurance company to see if they will cover your ongoing chiropractic care.

CONTACT ATTORNEY NEWELL

I was involved in a car crash on Rt. 309 near Lansdale, Pennsylvania.  When should I call a PA auto accident attorney?

  • You should call 1-800-980-4842 to obtain your free HOME consultation as soon as possible.
  • Attorney Newell will promptly take all the necessary steps to protect your legal rights regarding this PA car accident.
  • It is important to have a Pennsylvania car crash lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing you.  Attorney Newell can handle all of the complicated insurance issues.  This will allow you to concentrate on getting the medical care your injuries need.

Will Attorney Newell come to my home to meet with me regarding my Pennsylvania car accident case?

  • PA car crash victims in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks County and Montgomery County have relied upon Attorney Newell to aggressively represent them for their Pennsylvania motor vehicle accident.
  • Whether you live in Bethlehem or Easton, Stroudsburg or Bushkill, Lehighton or Allentown, Quakertown or Perkasie, Doylestown or Lansdale – Attorney Newell will provide you with a free HOME consultation for your PA automobile accident claim – no matter where you live in Eastern Pennsylvania.

DISCLAIMER

Attorney Thomas Newell has been representing Pennsylvania car accident victims for over 30 years in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Bucks County PA and Montgomery County PA.  He provides the content of this website for informational purposes only.  Nothing provided in this website should be interpreted as being legal advice from Attorney Newell to you.  The laws regarding Pennsylvania auto accident claims are constantly evolving and changing.  You are strongly advised to hire a car accident lawyer licensed to practice law in PA.

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PA Car Crash
Issues & News

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Bucks County PA Car Crash

On April 20, 2015, your Bucks County, PA car crash attorney provided a free consultation to a young man who was hit by a car trying to illegally pass in a no-passing zone. Fortunately, the Bucks County car accident victim received minimal injuries which only required a visit to the Doylestown Hospital ER.

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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident in Berks County

On 3/31/15, a multi-vehicle crash on I-78 in Greenwich Township, Berks County claimed the life of a FedEx truck driver. According to nbcphiladelphia.com, a car became disabled and partially blocked a westbound Interstate 78 lane of traffic. One tractor-trailer stopped to avoid crashing into the car and it was then rear-ended by the FedEx truck.

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West Chester Car Crash

On 3/11/15, a two car crash in West Chester, PA shut down traffic on Route 926. According to 6abc.com, the Chester County car accident took place at the intersection of Rt. 926 and South Concord Road. One PA car accident victim was rushed to a local hospital.

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Blue Route Crash Claims 2 Lives

On Jan. 20, 2015, icy road conditions lead to a series of multiple car crashes on I-476 which resulted in the loss of 2 lives. Fortunately, the quick thinking of Radnor Police Officer James Gallagher allowed a mother and her infant to be safely rescued. The cop cut away the straps to the baby car seat and was able to extricate the infant and her mother.

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Fatal Route 100 Car-Truck Accident

On December 10, 2014, a Lehigh Valley car accident victim died after her car collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 100 in Lower Macungie Township. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, investigating State Police officers believe that the Lehigh County car crash victim pulled out from Schoeneck Road in front of the truck.

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Black Bear Causes Accident on Route 33

On Nov. 29, 2014, a black bear ran onto Route 33 in Monroe County, PA colliding with a vehicle in Hamilton Township. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, a woman was driving north on Rt. 33 Saturday evening when she struck the black bear. Pennsylvania State Police responded to the crash and were unable to locate the bear.

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Fatal Lehigh Valley Car Crash

On 11/3/14, a 76 year old Northampton County driver died in a head-on crash in Northampton County. According to The Morning Call, a 76 year old woman died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries after the car crash on Sassafras Street in Lehigh Township.

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Route 422 Car Crash Closes Pottstown Expressway

On Oct. 25, 2014, a car crash in Limerick, Montgomery County, PA shut down Route 422. CBSlocal.com reported that the auto accident took place on the Pottstown Expressway near the Lewis Road exit. All 4 lanes of Rt. 422 were closed for several hours.

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Route 33 Crash – Man Thrown From Pick-up Truck

On August 9, 2014, a Bethlehem, PA driver was injured when his pick-up truck left Route 33 and rolled over multiple times. According to Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, the one vehicle crash took place at 9:00 p.m. on the northbound lanes of Rt. 33 in Bethlehem Township.

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Attorney Newell Contacted re: Route 22 Car Crash

On July 29, 2014, Lehigh Valley car crash lawyer, Thomas J. Newell, Esq. spoke with an Easton, PA woman who was rear-ended while trying to exit off Route 22. She suffered a concussion and had terrible headaches. Medical care was provided at Easton Hospital and thru the Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network.

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Nazareth Car Crash Leads to Safety Concerns

On July 16, 2014, a negligent driver crashed head-on into a utility pole in downtown Nazareth, PA. The pole was snapped and hanging over the damaged car. Met-Ed dispatched an emergency crew to the scene of the Lehigh Valley car crash.

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DUI Charge After Route 33 Crash

On 6/24/14, a Kunkletown, PA driver crashed her vehicle into a closed on-ramp on Route 33 in Northampton County. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, Pennsylvania State Police took the Lehigh Valley driver from Rt. 33 to a local hospital for a blood alcohol test.

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Route 33 Car Crash in Bethlehem Twp.

On June 19, 2014, a 39 year old driver from Nazareth crashed in the southbound lanes of Route 33. According to Allentown’s Morning Call Newspaper, the negligent driver 1st hit a guardrail on the left shoulder before his car flipped and landed across both southbound travel lanes of Rt. 33.

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Easton PA Car Crash Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On June 10, 2014, an Easton, PA car accident victim telephoned Attorney Newell to discuss a recent one-car crash on Lehigh Drive in Easton. He was a passenger in a car where the driver lost control and slammed into a retaining wall. The Easton PA resident was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was admitted for a week. Surgery was needed to repair some internal injuries.

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Fatal Route 22 Car Crash

A May 28, 2014 car crash on Route 22 in Lehigh County claimed the life of a 34 year old driver from Allentown, PA. As described in Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, the deceased was driving a vehicle that collided with a box truck and tractor-trailer in the westbound lanes of Rt. 22 in Whitehall Township. Pennsylvania State Police from the Bethlehem Barracks are investigating the fatal Lehigh Valley car accident.

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Allentown Driver Pleads Guilty After Car Crash Injures 5

On May 2, 2014, a 26 year-old Allentown, PA driver plead guilty to numerous criminal charges including aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI. On 9/11/13, he drove around a car stopped for a red light in Allentown and crashed into a SUV which then struck 3 pedestrians. Five people sustained serious injuries.

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Monroe County Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Allentown Car Crash

On 4/23/14, a 28 year old driver from East Stroudsburg, PA plead guilty to 2 counts of homicide by vehicle after a 9/10/12 fatal car crash. The driver took her eyes off the road to look for a cellphone. Somehow, her SUV careened off Race Street, crashed thru a telephone pole and struck several people waiting at a LANTA bus stop.

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Tioga County PA Driver Killed After She Hits Deer

On 4/1/14, a 29 year-old driver from Tioga County was killed after her vehicle hit a deer. As described on the-leader.com, the victim was traveling on Route 287 in Tioga County at 5:18 a.m. After hitting the deer, her car crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. The woman was declared dead at the scene due to blunt force trauma.

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I-78 Car Accident Results in DUI Charge

On March 23, 2014, a Lancaster County PA driver was arrested for a potential DUI violation. According to Allentown’s Morning Call newspaper, the 22 year old driver was eastbound on Interstate 78 in Lehigh County when she was allegedly struck by a SUV. The defendant claimed that the SUV driver fled the scene of the I-78 car crash.

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Fatal Route 22 Car Crash

On 3/11/14, a 24 year old woman died in a one car accident on a Lehigh Valley Route 22 off ramp. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, the driver was traveling eastbound on Rt. 22 and got off on the South 25th Street exit ramp in Palmer Township. Her car struck a traffic light pole. She died at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA.

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Allentown Fatal Crash Results in Criminal Charges

On February 21, 2014, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office charged an Allentown, PA driver with vehicular homicide and DUI. On 4/28/13, Allentown Police allege that James J. Ramirez was driving 75 mph in a 40 mph zone on South Fourth Street when he caused an accident that resulted in the death of a passenger in his car.

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Lehigh Valley Fatal Van-Tractor-Trailer Crash

On February 10, 2014, a 77 year old driver from Breinigsville, PA was killed after the van he was driving was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.  As described in The Morning Call, the van was pushed into oncoming traffic and was hit by another rig.  The Lehigh Valley driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Upper Macungie Police continue their investigation into this fatal car accident.

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Allentown Driver Charged Criminally After Fatal I-78 Motor Vehicle Crash

On 1/23/14, Robert W. Gaune, Sr. of Tilghman Street in Allentown, PA was charged by the Northampton County DA’s Office with homicide by vehicle & other crimes after the fatal accident on Interstate 78 on January 13th.

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Attorney Newell Confers With Allentown Car Crash Victims

On 1/7/14, Lehigh Valley car accident lawyer, Thomas J. Newell provided a free consultation to a family who was recently involved in a motor vehicle accident in Allentown, PA. They were traveling on 13th Street when the crash took place as the 2 cars entered the intersection at Liberty Street. One of the passengers received medical care at St. Luke’s Hospital for injuries to his legs.

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I-80 Car Accident Results in Multiple Injuries

On Dec. 27, 2013, a car accident on an entrance ramp for Interstate 80 in Monroe County, PA resulted in numerous injuries to passengers in both cars.  According to the Allentown Morning Call, a car driven by a 17 year old boy rear-ended a car with 4 occupants from Gilbert, PA.  One of the passengers, a 13 year old girl was admitted into Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA with major injuries.

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Route 422 Car Crash in Montco

On December 16, 2013, a one car crash on Rt. 422 in Montgomery County closed down the westbound travel lanes for almost 2 hours. As described on Sanatogapost.com, a driver of a 4 door sedan lost control of his car, crossed 2 lanes of travel on Rt. 422, hit a guard rail and then flipped over. Lower Pottsgrove and Limerick Police Departments responded to the scene of the Route 422 accident.

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Allentown Car Crash Results in Multiple Criminal Charges

On Dec. 10, 2013, a 27 year-old driver was charged with multiple crimes after he crashed into 7 vehicles on 12/9/13 in Allentown, PA.  According to The Morning Call, he struck 3 vehicles at the intersection of Allen Street and 15th Street, and 4 more vehicles near 10th Street & Allen Street. Police believe he was high on cocaine at the time he struck all these vehicles.  Not surprisingly, he is an unlicensed driver.

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Allentown Police Officer Hurt in Hit & Run Crash

On 11/22/13, an Allentown cop was injured trying to arrest a man police charge was the driver of a hit & run car. According to the Allentown Morning Call, a 25 year-old driver from Alburtis allegedly struck a car near 10th & Linden Streets and then fled the scene. The police officer dislocated his kneecap while trying to arrest the hit and run driver.

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Jail Time for Supplier of Alcohol After Fatal Lehigh Valley Crash

On Nov. 14, 2013, a Freemansburg man was sentenced to 11-24 months in jail at a sentencing hearing held in Easton, PA.  According to The Morning Call, the 22 year-old man supplied alcohol to a 19 year-old driver who was killed in a one car accident on 12/4/12 on Route 512.  Her blood alcohol level was 2 1/2 times the legal limit in Pennsylvania.

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I-78 Car Crash Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On 11/1/13, an Easton PA car accident victim telephoned Attorney Newell after she was rear-ended on Interstate 78.  The Lehigh Valley resident was struck on I-78 by an inattentive driver.  She was treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital for whiplash injuries and a possible re-aggravation of a prior back injury.

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2 Injured in Monroe County Car Crash on Route 940

An October 24, 2013 article in The Pocono Record reported on a serious 1 car crash on Rt. 940 in Paradise Township.  A 43 year-old driver from Tobyhanna attempted to avoid rear-ending the driver in front of her.  She swerved, lost control of her SUV and took out nearly 25′ of guard rail.  Both the driver and her passenger were treated at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.

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Montgomery County PA Driver Dies in 1 Car Crash

On 10/17/13, an 88 year old driver died after she crashed in Souderton.  According to thereporteronline.com, the Montgomery County PA resident lost control of her Hyundai on Main Street in Souderton.  She struck a dumpster that was adjacent to the sidewalk on the east side of Main Street.  The Montco car crash victim was rushed by ambulance to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville PA where she died shortly after her arrival.

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Upper Dublin Car Crash Victim Consults with Attorney Newell

On October 8, 2013, an Upper Dublin car accident victim contacted Attorney Newell about a recent crash on Route 152.  The woman was driving on Rt. 152 when an oncoming car made a left turn directly in front of her.  The defendant was trying to turn onto Welsh Road.  The cars collided and the victim’s SUV sustained approximately $3,500.00 in property damage.  Attorney Newell urged her to file suit with the local District Justice.

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Lansdale Driver Killed in Car Crash on Bethlehem Pike

On October 2, 2013, a 21 year old Lansdale resident was killed after his car struck a pick-up truck and then collided with a garbage truck.  According to The Morning Call, the Montco driver was heading south on Bethlehem Pike when the multi-vehicle fatal crash took place.  Police reported that the drivers of the other two vehicles sustained minor injuries.

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Fatal PA Turnpike Accident

On Sept. 26, 2013, a fatal car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County claimed the life of a truck driver.  As reported on Philadelphia.cbslocal.com, a car and tractor-trailer collided while traveling westbound near mile marker #358.  The truck driver was ejected from his rig and pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal accident.

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Reading Car Accident Nearly Injures Pedestrians

A September 13, 2013 car crash in downtown Reading almost caused catastrophic injuries to nearby pedestrians.  According to wfmz.com, the 2 motor vehicles collided at the intersection of 8th Street & Penn Street.  The vehicles were propelled forward and a woman with her 2 year old granddaughter had to jump out of the way to avoid being run down by the damaged cars.

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Route 715 Car Accident Victim Calls Attorney Newell

On Sept. 2, 2013, a Rt. 715 car crash victim consulted Attorney Thomas J. Newell.  She had been driving northbound on Route 715 in Monroe County when a Saylorsburg PA resident made a left turn in front of her from a Route 80 exit ramp.  The 2 cars collided and the East Stroudsburg PA driver was taken to Pocono Medical Center for a right foot injury.

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DUI Charge After I-78 Crash

On August 28, 2013, an Allentown driver was charged with DUI after an accident on I-78 in Salisbury Township.  As described in The Morning Call, the defendant allegedly drove his car into the rear of a pick-up truck in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 78.  The Lehigh Valley car crash victim was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  State Police reported that the defendant failed a field sobriety test.

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Northampton County Fatal Car Crash on Rt. 191

On Aug. 6, 2013, a 26 year old resident of Pen Argyl died in a car accident on Route 191.  According to The Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley fatal auto crash victim was driving north on Route 191 in Plainfield Township when he collided with a car being driven by a 49 year old man from Royersford, Montgomery County PA.  The Northampton County Coroner’s Office declared him dead at the scene of the Rt. 191 accident.

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Fatal Poconos Car Crash in Smithfield Township

On July 30, 2013, a 47 year old driver from East Stroudsburg PA died in a one-car crash in Monroe County.  According to The Morning Call, the victim was driving a Lincoln Town car when he went off the road in Smithfield Township and struck multiple trees.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating this fatal accident.

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Lehigh County Home Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver

On July 19, 2013, Attorney Thomas J. Newell was contacted by a Lehigh County homeowner whose home was damaged by a driver charged with driving while intoxicated.  The defendant was making a left turn and somehow crashed into the residence in Breinigsville PA.  Fortunately, none of the 3 occupants were physically injured.

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Car Crash on Rt. 209 Closes Road for 4 Hours

On July 12, 2013, a woman lost control of her pick-up truck on Rt. 209 in Monroe County causing a 4 hour shutdown of the roadway.  According to The Pocono Record, the driver hit a utility pole and a sign and then veered into oncoming traffic striking a SUV.  Route 209 was closed to repair utility lines damaged in the crash.  The negligent driver was taken to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA.

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5 DUI Arrests in Lehigh County

On July 5th and 6th, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 5 drivers for driving while intoxicated after setting up checkpoints at 2 locations in Lehigh County PA.  Airport Road and Route 222 in Lower Macungie Township were the sites manned by State Police as described in The Morning Call in its July 8, 2013 article.

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Teenager Dies in Wayne County Car Crash

On June 29, 2013, a Wayne County one car accident resulted in the death of a 17 year-old high school student.  According to the Pocono Record, the teenager was driving at 3:15 a.m. in Palmyra Township when he lost control of a 1998 Audi.  The car went up an embankment, rolled over several times and came to rest on its side.  The fatal car crash victim was a junior firefighter with a Hawley area fire department.

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Monroe County PA Car Crash Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On June 12, 2013, a Monroe County car accident victim telephoned Attorney Thomas J. Newell regarding her 6/11/13 MVC.  The Saylorsburg resident was driving on Old 115 and was stopped with her left turn signal on.  The negligent defendant rear ended her forcing her car onto Meixsell Valley Road.  She received care at Pocono Medical Center.  Unfortunately, she had chosen the limited tort option for her car insurance.

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Rt. 309 Crash Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On June 5, 2013, a Bucks County car accident victim telephoned Attorney Thomas J. Newell regarding a recent Route 309 car crash.  The Sellersville PA resident was rear-ended by a negligent driver who allegedly had been drinking alcoholic beverages.  If the defendant is charged with and convicted of drunk driving, the limited tort plaintiff can make a personal injury claim.

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Route 611 Crash Victim Contacts Attorney Newell

On May 17, 2013, a Rt. 611 car accident victim telephoned Attorney Thomas J. Newell regarding a recent car crash.  She was rear-ended while stopped on Route 611 in the Poconos.  The Monroe County auto accident victim is receiving chiropractic care for whiplash injuries.  Unfortunately, her choice of limited tort car insurance coverage will prevent her from making a personal injury claim.

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Route 191 Car Crash Results in Broken Arm

On May 13, 2013, a Northampton County car crash victim sustained a broken arm as the result of a 1 car accident on Rt. 191 in Plainfield Township.  As reported in The Morning Call, a woman in her 30’s lost control of her car and hit a utility pole adjacent to Route 191.  The crash site was between Stockertown and Bangor.

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Allentown Driver Faces Jail Time

On May 1, 2013, an Allentown PA driver was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in jail after his flight from police resulted in a crash in Slatington.  According to The Morning Call, Brady Gruver drove up to 115 mph to try to avoid police after being pulled over on Route 22 near the Route 309 exit.  The defendant’s flight from the police was ended when he crashed his car on Main Street in Slatington.

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Lehigh Valley I-78 Road Rage Case Moves to Court of Common Pleas

On April 24, 2013, District Justice David Tidd bound over all criminal charges to the Northampton Court of Common Pleas after hearing testimony on an Interstate 78 road rage case.  The defendant driver fired a shot into the victim’s car after she honked her horn and flashed her lights at him near the Route 33 exit.

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Charges Filed After Fatal I-78 Car Accident

On April 12, 2013, Pennsylvania State Police charged a driver with multiple offenses including careless driving resulting in unintentional death. On August 15, 2012, the defendant pulled out from the center berm of Interstate 78 near Allentown PA into oncoming traffic after he had changed a flat tire. This illegal entry onto I-78 resulted in a multi-vehicle crash. One of the occupants of another car died in the accident.

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Quakertown Car Crash Results in Serious Injury

On January 18, 2013, a one car crash just outside of Quakertown resulted in one of the occupants being flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  According to The Morning Call, the accident took place at around 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Upper Ridge and Nursery Roads.

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Fatal Car Crash on Route 100

On January 2, 2013, a Berks County driver was killed in a car accident on Rt. 100 in Lehigh County.  According to The Morning Call, the 28 year-old woman was driving northbound on Route 100 at 4:13 a.m. when she collided with a pick-up truck in Lowhill Township.  She was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown PA where she was pronounced dead from multiple blunt force injuries.

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Route 22 Fatal Car Accident

On Nov. 16, 2012, a four car crash on Rt. 22 in Lehigh County PA killed a 24 year-old resident of Warren County NJ.  According to wfmz.com, a car was traveling westbound on Route 22 near Route 145 when it rear-ended the victim’s car.  The negligent driver was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown  PA and admitted in serious condition.

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Lehigh County Car Crash Injures Lehighton Resident

On Oct. 23, 2012, a Lehighton PA resident was injured in a Lehigh Valley auto accident.  The PA car crash victim was driving on Route 873 when he was rear-ended.  He was taken to Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital where he was treated for cervical spine and lumbar spine injuries.

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Fatal I-81 Car Accident Claims 3 Lives

An August 6, 2012 article in the Morning Call detailed a fatal car crash on Interstate 81 that resulted in the deaths of 3 passengers.  It is alleged that the driver of a van fell asleep at the wheel in Schuylkill County.  The van went down an embankment.  None of the deceased were wearing seatbelts.

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Route 33 Car Accident Injures 5 People

A July 2, 2012 article from the Pocono Record reported on a 6/29/12 car crash that injured 5 people on Rt. 33 in Hamilton Township. A Saylorsburg PA man was driving north on Route 33 when he struck another vehicle as he tried to pass it. That car then hit a Jeep Commander driven by a Henryville PA woman. 4 of the 5 victims were taken to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg PA.

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Trooper Charged in Fatal Montco Car Accident

On June 25, 2012, a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper was charged with homicide by vehicle by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the officer was allegedly drunk when he rear-ended another car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Plymouth Meeting. The driver of that car was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal PA car wreck.

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Fatal Route 422 Car Accident

On May 29, 2012, a fatal Rt. 422 car crash claimed the life of an Indiana County PA driver. According to timesonline.com, the woman was driving a SUV on Route 422 when she tried to pass a truck.  She crashed head-on into a coal truck and was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal Armstrong County auto accident.

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Route 33 Lehigh Valley Car Accident

On May 3, 2012, a motor vehicle accident on Rt. 33 in Bethlehem Township PA caused 2 injuries.  As noted on lehighvalleylive.com,  a driver of a construction vehicle tried to cross 2 lanes of traffic on Route 33 in Northampton County when he was hit by a car driven by a Wind Gap PA resident.  Both drivers were taken by Bethlehem Twp. EMS to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.

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Route 33 Car Accident Injures Poconos Resident

On April 22, 2012, a car that was being driven northbound on Rt. 33 went out of control and struck a tree off the highway.  According to lehighvalleylive.com, a 47 year-old driver from Pocono Lake PA hydroplaned on a rain-soaked Route 33 roadway.  His 17 year-old daughter was treated for minor injuries.

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Wild Turkey Causes Car Crash on I-80 in Poconos

On April 12, 2012, a one-car accident took place in Monroe County PA on Interstate 80.  According to The Morning Call, an East Stroudsburg resident was driving eastbound on I-80 in Tunkhannock Township when a wild turkey flew into her windshield causing her to lose control of her automobile.  She was treated at Pocono Medical Center.

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Monroe County PA Route 209 Car Crash

On April 11, 2012, a car accident took place on Route 209 at the interesection with Seven Bridges Road.  An out-of-state driver began to make a left turn from Rt. 209 when she suddenly slammed on the brakes and brought her SUV to a stop in the middle of the intersection.

A driver operating a taxi minivan was behind her also turning from Route 209.  He was unable to avoid rear-ending the SUV.  The Monroe County car accident victim was briefly knocked unconscious.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the crash.

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Car Crash Shuts Down I-78 Near Allentown PA

On March 28, 2012, a multi-vehicle accident shut down Interstate 78 outside of Allentown.  As described in The Morning Call, a chain reaction crash on the westbound lanes of I-78 caused the closure of on-ramps at Lehigh Street and Summit Lawn (Route 145).  No serious injuries were reported.

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Route 309 Car Crash in Lehigh County

A March 16, 2012 article in The Morning Call detailed a multi-vehicle chain reaction accident on Rt. 309 in Lynn Township.  On March 14, a car crashed into a utility pole on Route 309 which lowered some power lines.

A truck then ran into some low wires and snapped off the top of the electric pole.  Finally, another car ran into the broken pole as it was lying on Rt. 309.  The driver of the 1st car fled the scene and Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

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Route 309 Car Accident Seriously Injures 2

On Feb 26, 2012, a 2 vehicle crash on Rt. 309 in West Penn Township resulted in serious injuries to two occupants of the vehicles.  According to The Morning Call, the Schuylkill County car crash took place at the intersection of Route 309 and Route 895 in the village of Snyders, West Penn Township.  Both injury victims were flown to area trauma centers.

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Drunk Driver Captured in Lehigh Valley

On Feb. 13, 2012, a drunk driver was arrested on Hamilton Blvd. in Lower Macungie Township.  According to The Morning Call, the 22 year old Lehigh County driver fled the scene of his field sobriety test.

Police arrested the Lower Macungie resident at his girlfriend’s house within an hour of his flight from justice.  He has been charged with numerous violations of the PA Motor Vehicle Code, including DUI and driving on a suspended license.

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Allentown PA Driver Hit by Train

On Feb. 7, 2012, a 54 year old Allentown resident was driving south on Ruppsville Road in Upper Macungie Township.  According to wfmz.com, the Lehigh Valley driver crossed into the path of an oncoming train and his car was struck on the passenger side causing extensive damage.  The Lehigh County car accident victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

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Fatal Route 212 Bucks County PA Car Crash

On Jan. 28, 2012, a Bucks County PA car crash killed the driver and left 3 passengers in serious condition in local hospitals.  According to CBSPhilly.com, the driver was traveling southbound on Route 212 in Springfield Township when he lost control and swerved across the oncoming lane.  He then hit a telephone pole and 2 pine trees before the 2008 Acura TL came to a stop.  Pennsylvania State Police at the Dublin Barracks are investigating the fatal Rt. 212 car accident.

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SUV Driver Seriously Hurt in Carbon County Crash

On Jan. 24, 2012, a motor vehicle crash on Route 54 in Carbon County resulted in severe injuries to the driver of a SUV.  As described on wfmz.com, the driver hit a patch of black ice on Rt. 54.  The SUV spun out of control and hit a school bus head-on as it was traveling in the Nesquehoning area of the roadway.  Fortunately, the only occupant of the school bus was the driver.  The SUV operator was flown to Gesinger Medical Center.

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Multi-Car Accident Closes Interstate 80

On Jan. 12, 2012, a multi-vehicle crash closed down westbound I-80 near Stroudsburg.  According to The Pocono Record, approximately 6 vehicles were involved in the Interstate 80 crash.  Rescue vehicles ultimately cleared the highway of the damaged motor vehicles and I-80 was re-opened to traffic.

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Route 22 Fatal Car Accident

On Dec. 31, 2011, a Rt. 22 car crash claimed the life of a Dallas PA man.  As noted on wfmz.com, the 53 year-old driver was westbound on Route 22 when he lost control around a curve, hit an embankment and rolled over several times.  He was rushed from the crash site in Bethlehem Township to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem where he died of injuries from the fatal Rt. 22  car wreck.

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3 Minors Die in a Lancaster County Car Accident

On Dec. 6, 2011, 16 year-old twins and their 9 year-old sister died in a fatal car crash in Manheim, PA.  The 16 year-old driver was southbound on Route 72 when he lost control, slid sideways and crashed into a northbound motor vehicle.  All 3 victims were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.

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Monroe County Fatal Car Accident

On Oct. 23, 2011, a Saylorsburg PA driver was killed in a 1 car crash in Monroe County.  According to The Pocono Record, the 26 year-old Poconos resident was driving east on Effort-Neola Road when he lost control of his automobile, left the roadway and struck a tree.  Pennsylvania State Police at the Fern Ridge Barracks are investigating the fatal crash.

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Rt. 309 Fatal Car Crash

On Oct. 10, 2011, an 87 year old driver from Chalfont PA was killed in an auto accident with a Sellersville man.  According to wfmz.com, the fatal accident took place at 3:30 p.m. on Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) near the intersection with Richardson Road in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County.

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Lehigh Valley Fatal Car Accident

On Sept. 30, 2011, a 2 car accident in Whitehall Township killed a Whitehall PA driver.  According to The Morning Call, the fatal crash took place at the intersection of Lehigh and Second Streets.  The 22 year old woman was ejected from her Jeep Wrangler.   The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office declared the Lehigh Valley resident dead at the scene of the automobile accident.

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Easton Driver Injured in Route 33 Crash

On Sept. 17, 2011, an Easton PA driver was hospitalized after a one car accident on Rt. 33 in Plainfield Township.  According to lehighvalleylive.com, the Lehigh Valley driver was southbound on Route 33 when she lost control of her car and struck a concrete median barrier.  The car then spun several times, rolled over and slid on its roof for about 100 yards before coming to a stop.  PA State Police are investigating.

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Jail For Defendant in Lehigh Valley Mall Fatal Crash

On Sept. 9, 2011, a Lehigh County Judge sentenced a Lower Macungie Township driver to 9 to 23 months in Lehigh County Prison.  According to The Morning Call, the reckless driver was speeding thru the Lehigh Valley Mall’s parking lot when he collided with an automobile, killing a 61 year-old woman.  Since that accident, he was involved in another crash while speeding.

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Fatal Accidents Shut Down PA Turnpike

On Sept. 2, 2011, two crashes took place at the same accident scene on the NE Extension claiming the life of one occupant.  According to philly.com, a car ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes near the Lansdale PA exit.  Another driver pulled over to help when his automobile was struck by a tanker truck.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed between the Lansdale and Quakertown exits for 8 hours.

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I-80 Car Accident Injures 3 in Poconos

On Aug. 13, 2011, a 1 car crash on Interstate 80 in Monroe County resulted in the 3 occupants sustaining moderate injuries.  According to The Morning Call, a 23 year old driver from East Stroudsburg lost control of her automobile while driving eastbound on I-80 in Tunkhanock Township.  The car veered off the highway and slammed into a tree.

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Bethlehem Twp. Woman Dies in Route 33 Car Accident

On July 31, 2011 a car crash on Rt. 33 in Plainfield Township resulted in the death of a Lehigh Valley car accident victim.  As described on LehighValleylive.com, 2 cars were traveling south on Route 33 when a 41 year-old resident of Bethlehem Township tried to pass a man from Saylorsburg.  The woman’s Subaru Forester struck the front of his car causing her to lose control and slam into a tree.  The Northampton County Coroner declared her dead at the scene of the Rt. 33 accident.

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I-78 Crash Near Hellertown Kills Passenger

On July 26, 2011, a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 78 in Lower Saucon Township took the life of a passenger in a car.  The car’s driver was driving the wrong way in the westbound I-78 lanes when the automobile collided with a tractor-trailer.  According to The Morning Call, the Northampton County Coroner declared the passenger dead at the scene of the fatal Interstate 78 accident.

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Car Crash Shuts Down PA NE Turnpike Extension

On July 20, 2011, a one-vehicle crash took place in Montgomery County on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension.  According to wfmz.com, a Jeep went out of control and crashed.  The PA TPK was shut down to allow a medevac helicopter to land at the Montco car accident site.  Both occupants of the motor vehicle were ejected from the Jeep upon impact.  They were flown to Abington Hospital’s Trauma Unit.

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Lehigh County Infant Killed in Car Crash

On July 18, 2011, a 1 year-old child from Slatington died in a car accident in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County.  According to wfmz.com, the little girl was being held by her father on his lap in the front passenger seat.  A pick-up truck driver lost control of his vehicle on Old Post Road and collided with the minivan being driven by the girl’s mother.  The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office ruled that the Lehigh County car crash victim died from head injuries suffered in the accident.

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Monroe County Teen Driver Crashes in Poconos

On July 5, 2011 an East Stroudsburg teenage driver was involved in a 1 car accident on Marshalls Creek Road in Middle Smithfield Township.  According to the Pocono Record, the 17 year old driver had 2 teenage passengers with him when he drove off the road, hit a mailbox and then collided with a telephone pole.  The driver was taken by ambulance to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Berks County Resident Dies in 1 Car Crash

On July 5, 2011, a 60 year old Berks County car accident victim died in a one-car accident on Kohler Hill Road in Windsor Township.  As described in The Morning Call, the Berks County PA driver lost control of his auto on a curve and crashed into concrete steps and railing in front of a home.  The driver was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car and died of blunt force injuries to his chest.

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Multi-Motor Vehicle Accident on Route 222

A June 27, 2011 accident on Rt. 222 in Upper Macungie closed the roadway for 2 hours during morning rush hour.  As described in The Morning Call, a tractor-trailer rear-ended a SUV which then struck a car head-on.  Two of the injured Lehigh County accident victims were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  The Berks-Lehigh police force is handling the investigation.

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Crash Ties up Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike

On June 26, 2011 a motor vehicle crash in Carbon County caused a backup of traffic on the Northeast Ext. of the Pennsylvania Tpk.  According to The Morning Call, a camper overturned in the southbound lanes of the Northeast Extension in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County about 15 miles north of the Lehigh Tunnel.  Traffic returning from the Pocono Mountains was backed up for miles.

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Teenagers Hurt in Monroe County Car Accident

On June 15, 2011, 8 teenagers from Monroe County PA were injured in a 2 car crash in Lehman Township.  According to The Pocono Record, a Mazda driven by an East Stroudsburg High School North student tried to illegally pass another car when it struck that vehicle.  The Mazda flipped over and landed on its roof.  All 8 occupants were high school students and taken by ambulance to Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Interstate 80 Car Accident Fatality

On May 12, 2011, an East Stroudsburg PA driver was killed in a car crash on I-80 in Pocono Township. According to The Morning Call, the 41 year-old Monroe County resident crashed his minivan into the rear of a dump truck on Interstate 80 East. The Poconos motor vehicle accident victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the I-80 crash. The Kutztown PA truck driver was not injured.

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Court Hearing for Criminal Charges After Rt. 33 Crash

On May 11, 2011, a Hellertown PA driver faced criminal charges after he was involved in a serious car accident on Route 33. According to LehighValleylive.com, the Lehigh Valley resident was driving northbound on Rt. 33 near William Penn Highway when he lost control with his car flipping several times on the highway. One of his passengers suffered a fractured leg and serious neck injuries. Criminal charges include aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI.

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Berks County Driver Crashes on Old Route 22

On May 4, 2011, a Berks County PA driver was involved in an automobile accident on Old Route 22.  According to The Morning Call, she tried to steer her car with her knees as she tried to light a cigarette.  She hit a utility pole and then crashed into a wooden fence at 5361 Old Route 22.  Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the auto crash.

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Route 33 Fatal Car Accident in Bethlehem Township

On April 24, 2010, a 54 year-old man died after a one car crash on Route 33 near the off-ramp to William Penn Highway.  As per lehighvalleylive.com, the driver was southbound on Rt. 33 when he lost control of his car.  The motor vehicle flipped several times and he was ejected from the car.  The driver was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Telford Officer Crashes Into Woman’s Car on Church Road

On April 20, 2011, a Telford police officer collided with a Toyota Camry as it was turning right on Church Road near Main Street.  According to Montgomerynews.com, the officer was responding to a report of an armed suicidal person and had his emergency lights and siren on.  He allegedly tried to pass the car on the right and struck her passenger side.  All 4 occupants of theToyota were taken by ambulance to Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.

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Allentown Driver Charged After Fatal Car Accident

On April 19, 2011, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office with the Allentown Police Department charged an Allentown driver with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and failure to stop and give information and/or render aid. As described in The Morning Call, police believe that the Allentown PA driver fled the scene of the fatal Sept. 12, 2010 car crash in the 600 block of N. Bradford Street.

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Driver Crashes Into Lehigh Valley Wegmans

On April 19, 2011, a 75 year-old driver crashed into a Northampton County Wegmans grocery store. According to The Morning Call, the elderly driver was pulling into the parking lot when he erroneously hit the gas pedal instead of the break pedal. Five workers sustained minor injuries as the motor vehicle smashed a large multi-pane window.

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Stroudsburg PA Car Crash Caused By Car in Reverse

On April 13, 2011, an unusual car crash on N. 5th Street tied up rush hour traffic in downtown Stroudsburg. According to the Pocono Record, a Honda Civic went in reverse and slammed into a SUV that was stopped behind the car.  The SUV was forced into the front porch of a home on North Fifth Street.  Traffic throughout Stroudsburg was detoured for an hour while emergency crews aided at the accident scene.

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I-95 Accident Shuts Down Lanes in Rush Hour

On April 12, 2011, a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 near the Route 202 interchange shut down lanes on I-95 during rush hour.  According to wdel.com, a Pennsylvania driver was northbound on Interstate 95 at 5:10 PM when she slowed down suddenly.  Another car rear-ended her which set off a chain reaction of other collisions on I-95.  Two occupants of a DART bus were hurt in a secondary impact.

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Carbon County Teenager Driver Dies in Rt 115 Accident

On April 5, 2011, an Albrightsville PA teenage driver was killed in a car crash on Route 115 in Monroe County. According to The Morning Call, the 18 year-old girl lost control of her SUV on Route 115 and veered into the path of an oncoming van. Apparently, the teenage driver was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from her vehicle onto Rt. 115. She was taken by the Pocono Mountain Regional Ambulance crew to Geisinger Medical Center where the Carbon County resident was pronounced dead.

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PA State Police Use Plane to Catch Route 33 Speeders

On March 22, 2011, Pennsylvania State Police from the Belfast Barracks used a small airplane to nab speeding drivers on Rt. 33 in Bushkill Township. According to The Morning Call, the police issued 6 speeding citations including 1 to a driver traveling 92 mph. State records show that this section of Route 33 is one of the most accident prone on the highway.

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I-78 Road Rage Leads to Upper Macungie Accident

On March 16, 2011, a car crash took place on Interstate 78 after 2 drivers began a confrontation on Route 22. According to The Morning Call, a driver from Kutztown and another from Jim Thorpe began jockeying for position on westbound Rt. 22. After they merged onto I-78, the Kutztown PA driver tried to pass the other automobile, but instead collided with that car resulting in an accident.

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Teen Driver Lets Passenger Steer Car & Crashes Into Tree

On March 10, 2011, a Lehigh Valley teenage driver asked his 15 year-old front seat passenger to steer his SUV so he could check a text message. The passenger grabbed the steering wheel and promptly crashed into a tree. As described in The Morning Call, the crash took place on Polk Valley Road in Lower Saucon Township. Both occupants received medical care at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

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Route 33 Four Car Crash in Lower Nazareth Twp

On Feb 22, 2011 a 4 vehicle accident took place on Rt. 33 in Northampton County. According to Lehighvalleylive.com, 3 automobiles slowed down in the northbound lanes of Route 33 as a herd of deer were crossing the highway. Unfortunately, a female driver allegedly dropped her cell phone and while trying to retrieve it, rear-ended one car and started a chain reaction accident on Rt. 33.

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Route 33 Crash Shuts Down Monroe County Highway

A Feb. 11, 2011 one-car crash shut down both lanes of Rt. 33 in Monroe County Pennsylvania. According to The Pocono Record, a woman lost control of her BMW in the southbound lanes of Route 33 in Hamilton Twp. near Saylorsburg. Her car slammed into the right guardrail, bounced back thru the 2 southbound lanes and then veered across the 2 northbound lanes of Rt. 33 before the car flipped over. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the automobile.

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I-81 Crash Kills Luzerne County Driver

On Feb. 11, 2011, a multi-vehicle crash on I-81 in Dauphin County resulted in the death of a Luzerne County driver. According to CBS21, cars were backed up on an off ramp of Interstate 81 when a dump truck rammed into the rear of a Volvo. This crash caused a chain reaction which resulted in damages to other motor vehicles. The driver of the Volvo was trapped inside and died. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the fatal Dauphin County accident.

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Palmerton Driver Dies in Monroe County Crash

On Feb. 4, 2011, a Palmerton PA driver died in an accident on Lower Smith Gap Road in Eldred Township, Monroe County. According to The Morning Call, the driver went off the road at a curve and crashed into a snowy embankment. Pennsylvania State Police from the Lehighton Barracks theorized that the Carbon County driver was going too fast for the conditions.

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Accident Shuts Down Northeast Extension

On Feb 1, 2011, a motor vehicle accident on I-476 shut down the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. According to The Reporter, a tractor-trailer jack-knifed in the northbound lanes of I-476 closing down the turnpike between the Mid-County and Lansdale Interchanges.

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Auto Accidents on Route 422 Clog Rush Hour Commute

On Jan. 31, 2011, 2 automobile accidents on Rt. 422 slowed traffic to a crawl on the congested highway. According to The Pottstown Mercury, the 1st accident was a 3 vehicle crash on Route 422 in North Coventry near the Hanover Street exit. A short time later, another accident took place in the eastbound lanes of Rt. 422 near Laurelwood Road.

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PA Turnpike Fatal Accident

On Jan 30, 2011, a multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in the death of a Greensburg PA driver. According to The Daily American, the Westmoreland County resident lost control of his car in the eastbound lanes of the PA TPK. His automobile was then struck by 2 tractor-trailers traveling just behind him on I-76. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was closed for nearly 8 hours after the fatal crash.

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Trucker Pleads Guilty After Route 22 Fatal Accident

On Jan. 20, 2011, a tractor-trailer driver pled guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving charges after a Nov. 2008 fatal crash on Rt. 22 in Lehigh County PA. According to The Morning Call, the truck driver failed to measure the height of his load. When he drove toward the Fullerton Avenue overpass, the top of the container struck the bridge and fell onto Route 22 blocking an eastbound lane. A Lehigh Valley woman was driving behind the tractor-trailer and crashed into the container.

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I-78 Crash Injures Bethlehem Residents

On Jan. 11, 2011, a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 78 injured 2 Bethlehem PA car accident victims. As noted in The Morning Call, the 2 Lehigh Valley residents were driving northbound on I-78 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. Pennsylvania State Police allege that the truck driver lost control of his rig when he changed lanes on the snow covered Interstate 78 roadway.

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Another Route 33/Route 22 Crash

On Jan. 10, 2011, a car crashed at the intersection of Route 33 and Route 22 in Northampton County. This location had been the scene of another auto accident 1 week earlier. According to The Morning Call, a 20 year old driver from Lower Saucon Township was allegedly driving carelessly when he tried to exit off Rt. 33 and enter a Rt. 22 on-ramp. The injured driver was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA.

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Routes 33 & 22 Car Accident Injures Lehigh Valley Residents

A Jan. 3, 2011 car crash on Route 33 as it intersects with Route 22 resulted in injuries to 2 Wind Gap PA residents. According to The Morning Call, an Easton driver tried to improperly merge from Rt. 33 onto Rt. 22 when she collided with the automobile occupied by two women from Wind Gap. The PA car crash victims were taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. The Easton PA driver will be cited for violating the PA Motor Vehicle Code.

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1st 2011 Fatal Monroe County PA Car Crash

A Jan. 1, 2011 car accident on Toll Road in Chestnuthill Township was the first 2011 fatal accident in Monroe County. According to The Morning Call, a 20 year old driver lost control of her automobile and crashed into some trees adjacent to the Poconos roadway. Her 26 year old passenger was declared dead at the scene of the car wreck by the Monroe County Coroner’s Office. Pennsylvania State Police from Fernridge are investigating the fatal crash.

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4 Car Accidents in 60 Minutes on Route 22

The Dec. 28, 2010, morning rush hour commute on Route 22 near Easton PA tried the patience of all drivers as 4 separate accidents took place in 1 hour. These accidents nearly closed down Rt. 22 traffic. LehighValleyLive.com reported that there were no serious injuries. A wet, slick Route 22 road surface was blamed for the multiple accidents.

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Allentown Car Accident Claims Passenger’s Life

On Dec. 21, 2010, a 3 vehicle crash on Hamilton Street in Allentown PA resulted in the death of an Allentown resident. According to The Morning Call, the 93 year old Lehigh Valley native was a front seat passenger in a PT Cruiser that collided with a Suzuki Forenza. The PA car crash victim was declared dead at the Hamilton Street accident scene by a member of the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

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Lehigh Valley Man Seriously Injured in Route 22 Accident

On Dec. 14, 2010, a Lehigh Valley man sustained serious injuries in a one-car crash on Route 22 near the Cedar Crest Blvd. exit. As described in The Morning Call, the Whitehall Township resident was driving westbound on Rt. 22 when he lost control of his Toyota Scion. The car rolled over a number of times. The PA car crash victim was ejected from the car because he was not wearing his seatbelt.

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Honesdale Man Killed in Wayne County Car Crash

On Dec. 12, 2010 a Honesdale resident was killed in an auto accident in Cherry Ridge Township, Wayne County. According to The Pocono Record, the 26 year-old man was a passenger in a car that ran off Owego Turnpike and crashed into a tree. Eyewitnesses say that the Honesdale PA man was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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Pike County Car Accident Fatality on Route 390

On Nov. 27, 2010, a Canadensis driver died in a one-car crash on Rt. 390 in Greene Township. According to The Pocono Record, the Monroe County resident lost control of his 2008 Audi and crashed into a tree. The car rolled over before coming to a rest off of Route 390. The Pike County Deputy Coroner pronounced the driver dead at the scene of the accident. The newspaper stated that the Canadensis man was the 33rd person to die on Pocono roadways in 2010.

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Route 422 Car Accident Kills Berks County Driver

On November 14, 2010, a multi-vehicle accident on Rt. 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Township took the life of a Berks County driver. As described on wfmz.com, a Pottstown woman was driving eastbound on Route 422 when she lost control and drove thru the median. Her Chevrolet struck a westbound car killing the Douglassville PA driver. The Pottstown driver was admitted to Reading Hospital. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the fatal crash.

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Allentown Driver Charged After Hitting Allentown Police Officer

On Nov. 14, 2010, an Allentown PA man was charged with hitting an Allentown police officer who was assisting at a Lehigh Street accident scene. As described in The Morning Call, the Vine Street resident allegedly became upset at the Lehigh County crash site and sped away, striking the officer. He is then alleged to have resisted arrest. The Allentown driver is facing multiple criminal charges and is being held at Lehigh County Prison.

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Multi-Car Accident Shuts Down PA Turnpike

On Nov. 3, 2010, a 5 car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike shut down a portion of the highway as a result of the Bucks County accident. As described on nbcphiladelphia.com, the multi-car collision took place between the Bensalem & Willow Grove interchanges. Bucks County Fire Radio reported that at least 4 PA car wreck victims were taken to a local hospital.

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Route 611 Car Accident Fatality Near Doylestown

On Oct 31, 2010 a Bucks County woman died at Doylestown Hospital after she crashed on State Street in Doylestown Township. As described in The Morning Call, the 42 year old driver resided on Bristol Road just outside of Doylestown. Police reported that the PA car wreck victim crashed into a bridge abutment at 2:35 a.m.

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Allentown Car Wreck Kills Passenger

An Oct. 26, 2010 Allentown PA car accident resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania resident. As described in The Morning Call, a 20 year-old driver from Allentown lost control of his car on Basin Street in Allentown. The car then slammed head-on into a van. The front seat passenger was extricated from the car and rushed to Lehigh Valley Hospital on Cedar Crest Blvd. The PA auto accident victim died a short time later of multiple blunt force injuries.

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Tilghman Street Crash Injures 3

On Oct. 19, 2010, a 2 car crash in Upper Macungie Township injured 3 occupants with one being knocked unconscious.  According to the Morning Call, the car accident took place at the intersection of Tilghman Street and Blue Barn Road in Lehigh County.  A car and SUV collided head-on.  Berks-Lehigh Regional Police are investigating the motor vehicle collision.

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Route 209 Car Accident Injures 4

On Oct. 11, 2010, a 2 car crash on Route 209 near the NE Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in 4 injured.  As described in The Morning Call, the 2 motor vehicles collided on Rt. 209 in Franklin Twp, Carbon County.  The two most seriously injured PA car accident victims were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.  Two other auto accident victims were taken to a local hospital in Carbon County.

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Car-Bus Accident Kills Driver in Palmer Twp. Crash

On Oct. 6, 2010, a collision between a car and a LANTA bus resulted in the death of the automobile driver.  As noted in The Morning Call, the Northampton County crash took place on Tatamy Road.  The driver and an infant were apparently not wearing seatbelts at the time of the Lehigh Valley crash.  The Northampton County Coroner declared the driver dead at the scene.  The baby and another adult were taken to an area hospital, as was the bus driver.

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DUI Charge After Monroe County Fatal Crash

On Sept. 27, 2010, a Stroudsburg PA driver was charged with DUI after a September 15, 2010 one car accident which resulted in the death of his passenger.  According to the Pocono Record, the Monroe County PA resident was driving a Mercedes Benz in Pocono Farms when he lost control and struck a tree.  His 23 year-old passenger was killed in the crash.  The defendant is currently being held in the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

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Bethlehem PA Driver Dies in Route 22 Car Accident

On Sept. 20, 2010 a 24 year-old Bethlehem driver was killed in a multi-vehicle accident that he allegedly started by driving the wrong way on Rt. 22.  According to The Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley resident was driving eastbound on the westbound lanes of Route 22 at approximately 5:00 a.m.

Pennsylvania State Police report that the negligent driver side swiped a westbound vehicle, veered across Route 22 and then was hit by another westbound car.  His car veered off Rt. 22, off the shoulder of the highway and down a small embankment.  PA State Police from the Bethlehem Barracks are involved in a full investigation of this fatal Route 22 car wreck.

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Car Crash on Route 202 Injures 4

On Sept. 14, 2010 a multi-vehicle car wreck on Rt. 202 in Lower Gwynedd Township resulted in 4 car accident victims being treated at Abington Health Lansdale Hospital.  According to The Reporter, the auto accident took place just south of the intersection of DeKalb Pike and Sumneytown Pike.

Airbags were deployed in a Toyota Scion and Chevrolet Cavalier that were involved in the automobile accident.  Route 202 was closed for approximately one hour to provide medical care to the victims and remove the damaged vehicles.

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Marshalls Creek Crash Kills Driver

On Sept. 5, 2010, a one-car crash in Marshalls Creek PA claimed the life of an East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania driver.  According to the Pocono Record, the Monroe County driver was traveling on Marshalls Creek Road in Middle Smithfield Township at 2:36 a.m.  He lost control of his Hyundai, left the road and crashed into a tree.  He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.  The Monroe County Coroner pronounced the East Stroudsburg driver dead at the scene of the crash.

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I-80 Car Crash Closes Eastbound Lanes

An Aug. 27 2010 Interstate 80 car accident involving a car and 2 tractor-trailers shut down the I-80 eastbound lanes in Pocono Township.  According to The Pocono Record, a tractor-trailer driver was speeding in a construction zone on I-80.  He rear-ended another truck and forced it into the rear of a car driven by an East Bangor PA resident.  Both tractor-trailers were towed from the scene of the I-80 accident in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

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Allentown Car Crash Kills Emmaus Driver

On August 20, 2010 an Allentown PA car accident resulted in the death of a 29 year-old Emmaus resident.  According to the Morning Call, the Upper Milford Township driver lost control of his car and crashed into an embankment next to a utility pole at Fish Hatchery Road and Oxford Drive.  The Lehigh County Coroner’s office declared him dead at the scene of the car wreck due to multiple traumatic injuries.

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Another Route 33 Fatal Crash

On August 16, 2010, a Tobyhanna PA car accident victim died after a fatal one car crash on Route 33 between Wind Gap and Saylorsburg PA.  According to the Pocono Record, Pennsylvania State Police theorize that a male teenage driver may have fallen asleep while driving at 3:12 a.m.  His car veered off Rt. 33 and crashed into a tree.  The Pocono Mountain West student was a passenger in the car along with 4 other teenagers who managed to escape the burning car wreck.

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East Stroudsburg Car Accident Victim Dies in Crash

On Aug. 2, 2010, an East Stroudsburg motor vehicle accident victim died in a one car crash in Middle Smithfield township.  According to the Pocono Record, a 68 year-old Monroe County resident lost control of his Ford Ranger pick-up truck and slammed into a tree.  The truck burst into flames after impact.  A passerby pulled the accident victim out of the truck, but he succumbed to his fatal injuries.

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PA Turnpike Accident Results in Child’s Death

On July 26, 2010, a five year-old child was killed in a one-car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County PA.  As described on CBS.com, a woman was driving a minivan in the westbound lanes of I-76 approaching the Morgantown exit when a rear tire apparently suffered a blow-out.

The motor vehicle spun out of control, ultimately landing on its roof.  The young child did not have a seatbelt on and was ejected from the minivan.  A number of other passengers were injured.  The westbound lanes of the PA TPK were shut down for several hours after this tragic accident.

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Bethlehem Woman Killed in I-78 Crash

On July 19, 2010, a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 78 in Warren County, New Jersey claimed the life of a 37 year-old Bethlehem woman.  According to the Morning Call, the Lehigh Valley car accident victim was driving her car eastbound on I-78 when a SUV lost control in the westbound lane and crashed head-on into her automobile.  Police believe a rainstorm may have played a part in causing the crash.  Traffic on I-78 was diverted onto Route 33 and Route 22 for over 4 hours.

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Carbon County Crash Kills Nesquehoning Driver

On July 6, 2010 a one-car crash on Route 54 in Nesquehoning killed a Carbon County PA driver.  According to the Morning Call, the 42 year old Nesquehoning driver lost control on Rt. 54, struck an embankment and flipped over.  Route 54 was closed for 4 hours while the Nesquehoning Police Department, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, investigated the fatal Carbon County crash.

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Quakertown Crash Takes Life of Pennsburg Woman

On July 5, 2010, a 24 year-old woman from Pennsburg PA was riding on Route 663 in Milford Township when she crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with an SUV.  The Montgomery County PA driver was flown from Rt. 663 to St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown where she later died.  The Morning Call reported that the other driver was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem for medical treatment.  Pennsylvania State Police in Dublin PA are investigating the fatal crash.