Child hit by SUV While Attempting to Get on Bus
Meadville – In Crawford County’s Vernon Township, a 7-year-old girl was injured when an SUV struck her as the driver attempted to pass a stopped school bus. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the child suffered severe injuries to her face and seemingly minor injuries to her legs when she was struck by the vehicle at about 6:45 on Wednesday morning. The driver, David Beatty of Cochranton, has been charged with violating traffic signs and devices displayed on a school bus and other charges may be pending. Pennsylvania law requires all drivers to stop at least 10 feet from a school bus with flashing red lights and an extended STOP sign unless they are separated by a physical median such as a grassy or concrete divide between lanes.
PENNIE Open Enrollment Underway
Harrisburg – Open enrollment for policies on Pennsylvania’s insurance marketplace PENNIE began on November 1st and runs until January 15th. To ensure an insurance policy by New Year’s Day it is recommended to have a policy purchased by December 15th, policies purchased after that cut-off date will start in February of next year. To register and begin shopping for insurance policies to benefit you and your family visit PENNIE.com or call (1-844)440-4440.
Fatal Crash Details
E. Lackowannock Twp. – Details about the Interstate 80 pileup that killed a Rochester New York man have been revealed by the Pennsylvania State Police Troopers investigating the incident. A press release on November 2nd states that the crash started at 5:45 on Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer traveling in the eastbound lane began to skid on slush and snow and struck the median, the semi’s trailing unit partially blocked both lanes of I-80. A second commercial vehicle attempted to stop and avoid the wreck but slid into the trailer which caused a complete blockage of both lanes. A third semi joined the other two and was itself struck three times by passenger vehicles including a white SUV that contained the victim who was killed. A fourth commercial vehicle was the last to join, hitting one of the crashed passenger cars and then crushing and pinning the SUV. Mercer East End Volunteer Fire Department, some civilian witnesses and uninjured crash victims, and Mercer auto wrecking assisted the State Police at the scene.