Month: September 2013

Alleged Drunk Driver Injures Seven in Collision Outside Eagles Game

Philly.com reported that a 25-year-old drunk driver caused a crash outside the Eagles game Sept. 19 that injured seven people. The man allegedly was traveling west in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he plowed into a Ford Escape carrying six people as the Ford attempted to make a turn. All six people in the Ford suffered injuries, and two of the people were in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) with head trauma, although they were expected to survive. The other four occupants of the Ford were in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and HUP. The alleged drunk driver of the Jeep also suffered minor injuries; he was treated at Methodist Hospital before being released to police custody.

The collision also caused the Ford to strike another vehicle, a Honda Pilot that also was westbound, but none of its occupants was injured or impaired, according to police.… Read More

Bucks County Woman Faces Homicide by Vehicle Charges for Death of Motorcyclist

According to a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a 49-year-old Bucks County woman has been charged with homicide by vehicle for her role in the drunk driving accident that led to the death of a motorcyclist in Solebury Township on the morning of July 16. The victim was a Canadian man who was riding his motorcycle on Route 202 when he was struck by Nancy Smith, who was driving her SUV with her 15-year-old daughter and attempting to turn from Route 202 into the Logan Square Shopping Center. At the time of the accident, Smith’s blood alcohol content level was 0.288 percent, which, as any Bucks County PA DUI lawyer can tell you, is more than three times the legal limit in the state of Pennsylvania. Allegedly, Smith had consumed alcohol the night before the accident, and had awoken at 4 a.m. to do housework after sleeping only for a couple of hours.… Read More