Car Accident Round-Up – PA Accident Claims Father and Daughter
Father and Child Die in Pennsylvania Head-On Accident
A Wednesday night crash in Nicholson Township, about 25 miles outside of Scranton, PA, left a man and his 3-year-old daughter dead. The Times-Tribune reports the deceased man was driving a Chevy Silverado when he apparently crossed the center line on West Nicholson Road and struck a Dodge pickup head-on. The driver of the Dodge was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and was later released. The police report the child was not restrained in the vehicle and died from “massive traumatic” injuries. She and her father were both pronounced dead at the scene. Police are continuing to investigate the accident.
Chain-Reaction Accident in CT Caused by Drugged Driver
Police in Norwalk, CT say a woman who was on a day-long crack binge, and was fleeing officers, caused a chain-reaction accident on I-95 last week causing the interstate to be shut down for hours, leading to mile long backups. CTPost.com reports the woman was driving over 135 mph when she side-swiped a car that then struck a tractor-trailer, causing the truck to overturn and catch fire. The truck driver was taken to the hospital and was last reported in stable condition. The woman who caused the accident did not stop and was arrested at her apartment hours later. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and driving while under suspension, and police say she faces additional charges.
Fatal Single-Car Accident in California
A California man died in a single-vehicle crash in Coronado last week after the car he was driving careened off the highway and landed on its side near the San Diego Bay. 10News.com reports the man had been driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of state Route 75 near Fiddler’s Cove Marina when he veered off the road and tumbled down an embankment. The 62-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was alone in the vehicle.
Child Riding Scooter Dies When Struck by Vehicle
According to Fox Carolina, a Liberty, South Carolina 7-year-old died when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her scooter last week. The girl was crossing the street near the intersection of Odell and Peachtree Streets when an oncoming vehicle struck her. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. The young girl was pronounced dead at the local hospital. Troopers said the Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team was investigating the crash.
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