NE Philadelphia – Early morning of Sunday, Woodhaven road was teeming with law enforcers who responded to a car accident which was the cause of one woman’s death.

According to the police, female operator, age 25, was driving east in her Hyundai 2005 Tucson along Woodhaven Road within the vicinity of Knights Road. For unknown reasons, the Tucson hit the guard rail causing the car to flip and roll down the embankment.

Emergency crew transported her immediately to the Hospital of Aria Frankford where she expired at 4:54 o’clock in the morning.

Her identity was not given out to the press pending contact with her nearest kin. Police are investigating the cause of the mishap.

January 20, 2013 – It is easy to run a tractor-trailer but it is difficult to hide.

The truth of the saying was evident when an area tractor operator tried to hide after running over and killing a pedestrian as the latter was walking along 1-95 last Friday night.

State police, today, announced they apprehended the driver who was identified as Ward Bennett the 3rd, age 46 and a resident of Lumberton, New Jersey. They also recovered the tractor-trailer that he was driving that night of Friday night when he struck and killed the victim who was identified as Gerald Martin, age 65 and residing in Philadelphia.

At about 11:50 o’clock in the evening of Friday, Martin was taking a walk along 95 North just at the vicinity of Allegheny Avenue exit.  On the way, he was hit by the Peterbuilt 2006 tractor trailer driven by Bennett, the police reported.

Corporal Gerrard McShea commented that although the action of the pedestrian by walking along the highway late at night was risky and irresponsible but the reaction of the driver was even worst as he hit and fled; he should have remained at the scene of the accident.

Bennett fled from the scene where Martin died. The erring tractor trailer was later found in New Jersey and it was towed back to Philadelphia.

Investigation is ongoing as the police decided on which charges to file.

January 20, 2013 – A one-car crash involving four students took place on Gwynedd-Mercy College campus.

Based on police record, the incident happened Sunday morning at around 3:30 o’clock. The four victims are transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said that two students have been released from the hospital while the remaining two had to stay for further observation.

January 17, 2013 – A woman-driver was the cause of one man’s death and the injury of another. The Police in Somerset County have filed charges against a woman operator who killed a man and injured his daughter after a car mishap.

It was a Wednesday night when the mishap occurred at the Bernards Twp. The offices of the Somerset County prosecutor and the police reported that Lori Weiss, age 44, resident of Warren Twp. was driving her Mercedes Benz 2011 SUV when the vehicle veered towards the center line and crashed heads on with a Honda 2008 Accord..

Operating the Honda was 49-year-old Peter Calvelli, resident of Bridgewater Township. The impact of the crash was violent which caused Calvelli to expire on the scene. His daughter who was his only passenger sustained critical injuries and was immediately transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

Weiss was delivered to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. Last Thursday, the Police charged her with the following: assault by auto and vehicular homicide.

Authorities were not aware if Weiss has sought the service of a defense lawyer. The messages left at a phone number listed for Weiss wasn’t returned until last Thursday.

Accident victims have rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, wage loss and medical bills. Contact an experienced  car accident lawyer now for a free consultation.

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