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Car Crash Ejects One From Vehicle

Unfortunately, a recent accident in Clearfield County is making the local news.  According to reports, a driver under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol did not stop at a stop sign, and consequently hit another car.  The other car had two people inside, and one of them was thrown through the side window and went to the hospital to receive care.   Police continue to investigate the incident.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a significant cause of car crashes across the state.  If you are a victim of a car crash due to another's negligent driving practices, and have sustained injuries, it may be time to seek legal advice. Attorney Doug Stoehr is your experienced Altoona, PA area injury attorney who can review your claim.  Call his office at 814-946-4100 to learn more and discuss your potential case.

Original article may be found here:  https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/local-news/car-accident-in-clearfield-sends-one-person-through-passenger-window/

Summer Driving Hazards

Summer driving is just around the corner! As you drive to go on vacation, visit family and friends, and enjoy outdoor gatherings, are you being safe while driving, too? According to national statistics, the months of July and August are two of the months that are most highly correlated with car accidents and car-related deaths.  Additionally, teenage drivers are especially at risk for accidents during these months, too.

Personal Injury Caused By Drunken Golf Cart Driver

You've heard of drunk driving and drunk boating, but what about drunk golf cart driving?! A PA man was recently charged with drunken driving at a Delaware campsite. He was driving a golf cart while under the influence and seriously injured a passenger in the cart with him. Both he and the passenger were thrown from the cart onto the road.

Mobile DUI Memorial Hits State College

Last month, residents of State College, as well as PennState students, got to view the "DUI Victims Moving Memorial" parked along College Avenue.  This memorial is a mobile vehicle that lists the names of thousands of victims of drunk driving.  Many feel that, by listing victims' actual names instead of just numbers, the effect is much more real and unsettling.  State College police said that they hope the mobile memorial served as a reminder to dissuade drunk drivers from potentially operating a motor vehicle. According to the article by WJAC, the local police state that, arguably, the most dangerous drivers are the ones who have been casually drinking and don't realize how intoxicated they are. 

Many trial lawyers see many accidents involving drunk and/or distracted driving.  Since, by nature, these accidents are preventable, the fact that they occur at all is particularly aggravating.  It also extremely emotional, painful, and psychologically damaging for friends and family of the victims as well.  Attorney Doug Stoehr is an Altoona based personal injury lawyer who takes claims for many clients who have been injured in automobile accidents.  He also takes cases for victims of distracted driving accidents in Altoona, Blair County, and the seven surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. For more information on his central Pennsylvania practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com.
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