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Seven Die on PA Roads Over Holiday

723 accidents on PA roads over holiday weekend result in 358 DUI arrests and 7 deaths

Alcohol Involved in Many Pennsylvania Accidents Over Holiday Weekend

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, seven people died on PA roads over the four-day July 4th weekend.  State police report they investigated seven fatal car accidents, of which four of the accidents involved alcohol.  In addition, there were 723 accidents, with 358 resulting in drunk-driving arrests.  They also issued over 7,000 speeding tickets.  These statistics include state police incidents only.

NC Accident Leaves One Sister Dead, One Seriously Injured

An 18-year-old is dead and her twin sister is seriously injured from a Friday evening, single-car crash on interstate 77 in Mooresville, North Carolina.  The car was traveling northbound near mile marker 32 when the injured girl, who was driving, lost control of the car, it then hit the median and flipped over. Investigators do not suspect alcohol or speeding as factors in the crash.

Three Dead, Four Injured in July 4th Accident  

An early Monday morning accident on the Garden State Parkway near exit 112 in Middletown, NJ, left three teenagers dead and four others seriously injured.  A Ford Expedition was carrying five family members and two family friends, when the driver lost control of the vehicle, it then drifted to the right and struck a guardrail, flipping over several times.  All of the deceased and two of the injured were ejected from the vehicle.  The four injured are all listed in critical condition.

Underage Driver Involved in Fatal Collision

A 15-year-old, with just a provisional license, was driving an SUV with four other underage teenage passengers, when he collided with another vehicle, killing an elderly man.  The two-car accident happened early Thursday morning on West Mission Bay Drive near Seaworld.  One of the SUV passengers was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.  Police found alcohol in the teenager’s car, but the driver had not been drinking and it was not a factor in the accident.  They are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

If you or someone you know have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact the car accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.

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