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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Keep on truckin': Unsafe commercial driver behavior is dropping

As passenger vehicle accidents spike, commercial drivers are taking an unsuspecting turn. Data from 2016's Operation Safe Driver Week shows that commercial drivers are showing better behavior on the roads. This is a good sign for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and everyone who shares the road.

Tractor trailer rolls on top of pickup in Jackson Township

Early Monday morning in Jackson Township, Butler County, a frightening scene unfolded when a tractor trailer rolled on top of a pickup truck, trapping the drivers inside their vehicles.  This accident occurred at the intersection of Little Creek Road and Seneca School Road at approximately 8:15 am.  The tractor trailer, driven by Russell Donaldson, of Jackson Center, was attempting to make a turn onto Seneca School Road when it tipped over and landed on top of a Chevy Silverado driven by James McNally of Jeannette.

Labor Day accidents in Butler Co.

State Police in Butler and its surrounding counties, along with various other departents, were hard at work this Labor Day weekend keeping the streets and roads safe for motorists.  Numerous roving checkpoints were dispersed through the area to curb drinking and driving.  In all, 40 DUI arrests were made to go along with an additional 900+ traffic citations for various infractions.

Two accidents at the same Butler Co. intersection only days apart

The same intersection along a strip of Route 8 in southern Butler County was the site of two significant auto accidents over the past week.  The site of these crashes was near the exit of the Cogo's parking lot in Middlesex Township.

Fatal Accident on Eberhart Road and Rt. 68

Today, Monday, August 18th, the Butler community was saddened to hear that Sylvia Kuhn, 67, of Butler, lost her life in a tragic automobile accident at the intersection of Eberhart Road when an eastbound vehicle struck her vehicle on the driver's side.  The eastbound vehicle was being operated by Danielle Zeigler, 19, also of Butler.  Zeigler was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital after the accident and treated for minor injuries.  Additional facts surrounding this crash are not known at this time as police are still investigating.  Area residents claim that this scene is the location of many accidents and that speed and the size of the intersection contribute to many of them.  Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sylvia Kuhn as they cope with this unspeakable tragedy.

Construction Zone Accident in Butler County.

We've all been there.  Cruising along on the Interstate when the dreaded "Right Lane Closed - 1500 feet" sign appears.  Knowing that the inevitable merge is imminent, you keep your speed and try to find exactly what car or truck you will sneak in front of right before the merge point.  1000 feet.... 500 feet.... The merge point is here; you've picked your spot and sneak in right before the orange barrels begin to block the right lane.

Butler Crossover Accident Injures Two

Everyone of us who experienced the joy of turning 16, passing the driving test and finally feeling the freedom of the open road, also remembers the preaching words of wisdom from parents reminding us to keep two hands on the wheel, keep your eyes on the road and keep your vehicle in the proper lane of travel.

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