Automobile Accidents

7 Delayed Symptoms to Look for After a Car Accident

man with whiplash December 4th, 2019

When you’re in a car accident, one of the very first things everyone asks you is if you are okay. And while you may be ready to affirm the answer, you may want to give it a bit of time. Sometimes symptoms of injuries – even serious ones – can be delayed after an accident….

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One Child Killed, Two Injured After Accident at Bus Stop

School Bus Stop January 21st, 2019

Police sources in Butler County have reported two children have been injured—and another killed—when they were struck by a vehicle while waiting for a school bus. An article on this emerging story is available here. State Police in western Pennsylvania’s Butler County say three children from Summit Township were struck by a sports-utility vehicle on…

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Local Man Injures Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run Crash

Handcuffed Man January 8th, 2019

An Elizabethtown man has been arrested and charged in connection with injuring a pedestrian in a hit-and-run collision that occurred last year. An article on the incident is available here. A 52-year-old resident of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania has admitted to driving the vehicle involved in a March 2018 collision which left a pedestrian seriously injured. In…

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Six-Vehicle Truck Crash Kills Two in Berks

Tractor Trailer Accident November 16th, 2018

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a six-vehicle collision has killed at least two people in Berks County. An article on the crash is available here. A fatal crash on I-78 in Windsor Township, Berks County has resulted in at least two fatalities. The Wednesday-afternoon collision took place at 2:38pm near mile marker 32.5 on…

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Two Dead, One Critical Following Adams County Collision

Police Lights August 22nd, 2018

A recent collision in Hamilton Township, Adams County has left two people dead and a third in critical condition. A news report on the crash is available here. The crash—which took place on Carlisle Pike north of Pine Run Road—occurred when a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and crossed the…

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Stay Safe this Super Bowl Sunday – Don’t Drink and Drive!

Superbowl Party February 2nd, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and football fans across the nation will be joining one another to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the New England Patriots. Last year, approximately 111.3 million Americans tuned-in to watch the Super bowl and the viewership for this year’s Super Bowl is expected to be nearly just as…

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Watch Dick Freeburn Share Safety Tips on Good Day PA for Teen Driving Awareness Month!

Good Day PA! LIVE January 16th, 2018

Car Accidents are the #1 cause of death for teens which can be primarily attributed to inexperience on the road. In addition to inexperience, teens often drive distracted or do not wear a seatbelt which yields devastating results. More specifically, 58% of teens involved in car crashes are distracted and 66% of teen passengers who…

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Drunk Driver Charged with Two Counts of Vehicular Homicide for Crash in West Earl Township

Drunk Driving December 11th, 2017

Drunk driving motor vehicle crashes account for almost 1/3 of all traffic related deaths in the United States. Annually over 10,250 people die in alcohol related crashes every year. Just think about this. If people would not drink, then get behind the wheel, there would be over 10,000 less deaths. Drinking and driving remains a…

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Crash Due To “Selfie” In Adams County Highlights Risks Of Distracted Driving

July 24th, 2017

Recently, a driver in Adams County was taking a “selfie” behind the wheel before his vehicle crossed the road and went airborne, landing on a concrete slab. His vehicle came to a halt after running over a sign for a local Animal Wellness Clinic. The driver was taken to the hospital where he was reported…

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Did You Know There Are 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania?

July 18th, 2017

Did You Know there Is 15 Car Crashes Every Hour In Pennsylvania? Due to the innovations and numerous safety improvements in cars today, there has been a slow decline in car accident fatalities in the US.  However, in 2016 the U.S. Department of transportation noted seeing car crashes rising, many of these accidents now being…

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Why Should You Have Full-Tort

November 4th, 2016

Full Tort v. Limited Tort: What You Are Giving Up By Selecting Limited Tort Coverage? In Pennsylvania, any time you purchase personal auto-insurance you’re given the choice between “Full Tort” and “Limited Tort.” This “tort” coverage relates to your right to recover damages due to someone else’s negligence. If you select “Full Tort” coverage and…

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Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Pennsylvania?

June 21st, 2016

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a fender bender? You have, at the very least, driven past them on the highway during rush hour. Minor car accidents are fairly common and typically involve some property damage, but major injuries can also happen depending on the circumstance. If you are involved in a…

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What Happens When You’re Hit by a Car?

May 26th, 2016

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

March 23rd, 2016

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

May 11th, 2015

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

April 30th, 2015

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

March 12th, 2015

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

March 4th, 2015

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

January 5th, 2015

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

December 16th, 2014

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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