Archive for April, 2014

Fatal Monroe County Car Crash Victim Still Unidentified

Posted on: April 19th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On April 17, 2014, a one-car crash in Paradise Township, Monroe County resulted in the death of a driver. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, the Monroe County PA fatal car crash was caused by the driver striking a utility pole and tree on Upper Swiftwater Road.


The Poconos car accident victim was apparently trapped inside the car. When Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the scene of the accident, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. PA State Police are asking eyewitnesses to call them at 570-839-7701.

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Lowest # of PA Car Crash Fatalities in 85 Years

Posted on: April 10th, 2014       Attorney Thomas Newell

On April 9, 2014, PennDOT provided a Press Release which noted 1,208 recorded PA accident related deaths in 2013.  This is the lowest number since statistics began being compiled in 1928. According to Allentown’s Morning Call, the 7 County region encompassing the Lehigh Valley totaled 154 fatal car crash victims, 27 less than in 2012.


Deaths involving drivers age 75 and over increased to 142.  Some safety experts are concerned that certain senior citizen drivers may be driving while it is unsafe for them to do so. Experts note that older drivers may have failing eyesight and/or hearing.  425 occupants died in fatal car crashes after disregarding PA’s mandatory seat belt law.

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