A teenager on her way to visit a dying woman in Pennsylvania was killed in a tragic Allentown-area accident recently.
If you are partial to old Pennsylvania TV shows and movies where the ne’er-do-well hero inevitably took pratfalls in front of a crowd of shocked, albeit amused, onlookers, you likely added your laughter to theirs. Unfortunately, however, real slip-and-fall accidents are anything but funny. In fact, they represent the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
As a Pennsylvania driver, no one need tell you about the frustrations of sharing our mountainous roads and highways with 18-wheelers, especially when you get stuck behind one on an uphill grade and another one blocks your passing lane. Your natural tendency likely is to get around both of them at your very first opportunity and leave them receding in your rearview mirrors.
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall hazards are everywhere we turn in Allentown - or in any city, for that matter.