Over the weekend, a couple's motorcycle ride turned to tragedy in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when a drunk driver collided with a motorcycle occupied by Carl "C.J." Polichetti III, and his wife. C.J. was fatally killed and his wife was last reported as having suffered life-threatening injuries.
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The law strictly forbids driving while intoxicated. Nobody would know that better than law enforcement officials who are paid to uphold the law. However, this did not stop one Pennsylvania state trooper from breaking this law. The trooper was arrested for causing a drunk driving accident that ended in one fatality last year.
As Pennsylvania drivers, we assume a great deal of responsibility when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Not only do we have to ensure that we are driving in a manner that will avoid injury to ourselves, we also must look after the safety of any passengers in our vehicle as well as others with whom we share the road. One recent car accident demonstrates the tragic outcome that can accompany poor decision-making while behind the wheel.
An elderly Bethlehem man became the victim of a deadly motor vehicle crash recently. The man was hit by a vehicle at an intersection, but the details surrounding exactly what happened were not initially disclosed. Authorities have declined to provide details surrounding the deadly car accident, solely indicating that it remained under investigation.
Pennsylvania State Police are mourning the loss of one of their own after a semi-truck slammed into the man's patrol car. The fatal truck accident occurred at Black Hawk Road near Route 168 about 10 a.m. According to authorities, the driver of the tractor-trailer went through a stop sign and barreled into the trooper's vehicle.