Car Accident Causes Power Outage

Woman killed in multi-car crash in Tarzana is identified

A portion of the city of Erie was left in the dark after hundreds of Penelec customers lost power this evening. The outage happening just after 6:30 p.m. Penelec officials said a car struck a pole near Greengarden Boulevard in Erie causing the outage. Customers living from West 25th Street south to West 38th Street, from Raspberry Street west to Elmwood Avenue were affected. They say roughly 200 customers are still without power. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Car Crashes Into Olney 7-Eleven

JOPLIN, MO– A new study shows car accidents increase the highest during this time of year. According to the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety the cause is holiday travel. The recent study shows that in the past 10 years, the six days surrounding Christmas had 18-percent more car wrecks than Thanksgiving and 27-percent more than New Years Day. Those who conducted the study report the accidents can be attributed to late Christmas shopping and long distance travelers who may not be familiar with the area around their destination. Copyright 2013 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Driver killed in Northland as accidents pile up in Kansas City area

Collin Stosberg of the Missouri Highway Patrol. The rescuers were on the scene of an earlier rollover crash when the driver drove over a median and crashed through protective steel cables into the men, Stosberg said. Three firefighters had serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. An ambulance took them to University Hospital in Columbia. Another ambulance took the other firefighter, who had minor injuries, and the trooper to Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. The trooper suffered minor injuries when he jumped down an embankment to avoid being struck by the vehicle. Motorists need to adjust their driving habits to the winter season, said Stosberg. In the past 24 hours, most of the state of Missouri has received snow and ice, making traveling very treacherous. In the same time period there have been 11 weather-related traffic fatalities in Missouri. Marshall is about 80 miles east of Kansas City in Saline County. In Kansas, a man died in a weather-related accident early Saturday morning on the Kansas Turnpike. He was identified as Stephen E. Dewald, 48, of Andover, Kan. The Kansas Turnpike Authority gave this account: Around 2:50 a.m., Dewald was going north when he tried to pass another vehicle, lost control on the icy roadway, spun 180 degrees, left the road and overturned in the ditch.
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A car fire and a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway near the SepulvedaPass tied up the morning commute in both directions Friday as crews worked to clear the wreckage. Only two lanes on the either side of the freeway were expected to be open until at least 8 a.m. as authorities cleared a car fire from the southbound side and investigated a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound side, California Highway Patrol officials said. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound side betweenMulholland and Skirball Center drives, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said. One person was killedand two others were injured, the official said. A Sigalert remained in effect for both sides of the freeway. ALSO:
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New study Shows More Car Accidents Happen Around Christmas

Coroner’s officials identified the victim as Cynthia Grace, 64, of Los Angeles. Grace was preparing to enter the onramp of the south 101 Freeway when the driver of a 1999 Ford Taurus heading east on Ventura Boulevard rear-ended her 2003 Saturn Ion, said Det. Bill Bustos of the LAPD’s West Valley station. Grace was killed when her Saturn was crushed into four other vehicles in front of her. A fifth car next to her was sideswiped. In total, seven vehicles were involved in the incident, Bustos said. But the vehicle that received most of the damage was the Saturn, Bustos said. This was a horrible collision. Witnesses told police the man thought to have caused the accident allegedly walked over to the nearby Chevron gas station and purchased a six-pack of beer. The man was drinking beer when the officers found him, according to Bustos. It was unclear if the man was already under the influence of drugs or alcohol before the crash, authorities said. Bustos said the man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown as of Thursday afternoon. The driver has not been arrested because the crash is still under investigation, Bustos said. Bustos said detectives have to collect evidence, take statements from witnesses and reconstruct the accident, all of which will take time.
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Car fire, fatal crash clog traffic on 405 at Sepulveda Pass

The accident happened just before 8:30 a.m. at the store located at Champlost and Water Streets. Authorities say the 90-year-old driver of the vehicle was attempting to park his car when the vehicle accelerated into the store. The driver says he believes his floor mat hit the gas pedal. An employee inside the store at the time of the accident was taken to Albert Einstein Hospital with leg pain. The driver was not injured. No charges have been filed at this time. MOST VIEWEDGALLERIES
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

At-fault auto accidents drastically increased for troops who have been deployed numerous times and for those troops that had prolonged deployments. The study also showed that military personnel under the age of 22 had more auto accidents than those over the age of 30. Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in. The researchers found that post-deployed military personnel drive too fast, dont stop at intersections and assume they have the right of way. Family and friends of returning soldiers reported their perception that their military loved ones drove more dangerously after their return. Some returning soldiers admitted that the simple act of driving makes them anxious, while military troops that have never been deployed reported no anxiety. Call the Auto Accident Lawyers in Philadelphia at Lessin & Gompers The car accident lawyers of Lessin & Gompers are committed to helping clients who have been involved in all types of motor vehicle accidents. They will protect your rights by thoroughly investigating your auto accident case and determining the cause of the accident. Our car accident attorneys are devoted to our clients best interests and strive to successfully litigate their claims, ensuring they get the financial compensation and care to which they are entitled to under the law. With law offices in Philadelphia, PA and Moorestown, NJ, we have represented countless clients in auto accident cases throughout the Southern Pennsylvania / South Jersey region, winning substantial verdicts and settlements.
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