Route 33 Car Accident Fatalities Continue

Posted on: August 29th, 2010       Attorney Thomas Newell

The Summer of 2010 has seen one fatal car accident after another on Rt. 33 in Monroe County PA.  Your Pennsylvania car crash attorney has reviewed the many newspaper accounts of these car wrecks and has identified 3 characteristics of the fatal accidents:  excessive speed, driver inattentiveness and/or driver inexperience.

On June 24, 2010, a tractor-trailer driver drove into the rear of a Mini-Cooper stopped at the intersection of Route 209/Route 33 and Shafers Schoolhouse Road in Stroud Township.  The driver of the subcompact was killed instantly.  The truck driver was charged with multiple crimes – including homicide by vehicle.

The next day, an Easton PA driver died in a multi-car accident on Route 33 between the Lehighton and Saylorsburg exits.  As reported in the Morning Call, the Northampton County driver veered from the northbound travel lanes of Rt. 33 into the southbound lanes.  Initially she hit a truck, then crashed into a SUV head-on.

Unfortunately, your PA auto accident lawyer must note that a July 5, 2010 crash took the life of another driver on Route 33 and injured nearly a dozen others.  As described in the Pocono Record, a tractor-trailer driving south on Rt. 33 veered over the median and struck a car going northbound.  That driver was killed.  Soon thereafter, a van with 12 occupants then slammed into the tractor-trailer with all of its occupants suffering injuries.

The latest Route 33 fatal accident occurred on August 16, 2010 at 3:12 a.m.  A teenage driver from Tobyhanna PA drove off of Route 33 in a part of the highway between Wind Gap and Saylorsburg.  The automobile crashed into a tree and burst into flames.  An 18 year-old student from Pocono West High School died.  Four other teenage occupants managed to escape the burning car wreck.

Attorney Thomas Newell refers his readers to a July 25, 2010 editorial in the Pocono Record which pleaded with Monroe County drivers to slow down and save a life.  Their unofficial radar speed checks identified motor vehicles traveling up to 87 mph on Route 209 and a 93 mph clocking on Route 33.

If you have been involved in a Pennsylvania car wreck, please contact Attorney Thomas Newell for a free home consultation at 800-980-4842 or online at  Attorney Newell has been aggressively representing PA car accident victims for nearly 30 years.