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Beer truck crashes, driver suffers minor injuries

More than a month ago, we wrote a post about four trucks being involved in an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. There's no information about injuries to the people involved in the crash, and little else to go on in the story. Today, we want to continue the theme of truck accidents on this blog by discussing another wreck -- but one that centers on the cargo being carried by the truck at the time of the accident.

A truck that was carrying 60,000 cans of beer crashed on a highway, leading to suds-filled road. The truck driver veered outside his lane and, while trying to correct it, the truck toppled over due to the heavy load it was carrying. The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Key facts regarding preliminary hearings

Sometimes people make mistakes or face accusations of actions that could possibly harm others. In some instances, this may lead to those people fighting criminal charges

It is important to understand the different aspects of the court process when determining a course of action. In particular, for the preliminary hearing, there are a few key facts to understand.

Calm during divorce is achievable

Going through a divorce is an incredibly difficult step, even if you only look at it from the perspective of accomplishing a legal procedure. Now add in the emotional and financial strings that are pulled throughout the process, and it is easy to understand why people say a divorce will be one of the most painful things you will go through in life. This doesn't mean that the step isn't worth taking. Far from it, actually. A divorce can be liberating and solve many of the problems you have in your life. But to achieve it, there are some tough times you have to make it through.

While you are in the midst of a divorce, remember that there are concrete measures you can take to improve the entire process.

NFL player arrested on drunk driving charge

Last week, a truly bizarre accident occurred in New York that made the headlines for numerous reasons. The accident in question involved a National Football League player that was operating his vehicle in an inebriated state of mind. The player, Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue, drove the wrong way down the Lincoln Tunnel and eventually crashed into a bus. Four passengers aboard the bus were injured in the wreck, though miraculously none of them were seriously hurt.

The accident occurred around 2 a.m. and when he was detained by police for a breath test, Donahue blew a 0.15. He has since been charged with a DWI and reckless driving. It also appears that Donahue was driving around traffic cones and exhibiting truly dangerous behavior as he entered the Lincoln Tunnel.

Pennsylvania Turnpike site of 4-truck accident

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was the site of a four-vehicle accident, where all of the vehicles involved were large trucks. Two tractor trailers and two box trucks were involved in the crash, and there are no reports about injuries to the drivers and people involved. In fact, there are almost no details about the crash at all. The one thing we do know is that the northbound lanes were closed for a period of time.

What we can easily assume from this story is that some damage was done to the vehicles, and in many truck accidents, the damage is serious. Tractor trailers and larger trucks carry so much momentum into their accidents that the vehicles and people that are ultimately hit by them often suffer horrible damage or harm.

Two reasons to consider collaborative divorce

Collaborative divorce is a relatively new option for couples that are considering divorce. The process is different than the more traditional form of litigation in a number of ways. In some cases, the collaborative process can prove beneficial for both parties.

Two specific reasons to take this process into consideration include efficiency and a reduced risk for exhaustion.

Study digs into car accident rates on 4/20

A publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) dug into the potential impact of marijuana use on driving abilities. The findings could provide guidance as states throughout the country consider legalization of the drug.

What was the reason for the study? The research was led by a physician who was motivated to help raise awareness about the dangers of marijuana use. The physician stated that he practices near a site known for celebrating the popular counterculture “High Holiday” on April 20. This holiday involves groups that get together to publicly consume marijuana, most often at 4:20 p.m.

Does child support cover cost X? Probably.

One common questions that a lot of divorcees have after their child support payments are settled and agree to is "what can my child custody actually cover?"

This question presupposes that the payments will be heavily scrutinized and tracked. However, they won't be out of the gate. Only if serious legal complications occur or if it is clear that a misappropriation of the funds has occurred will extensive monitoring of the payments be necessary.

How to shield your children from divorce

As you prepare for your divorce in State College, you may be wondering how it will affect your children. You did not plan for your marriage to come to an end and feel heartbroken that you cannot provide your kids with the type of family life you had envisioned for them. 

You may no longer be in love with their other parent, but that does not mean you cannot take measures to keep the kids out of the conflict and turmoil that is going on. Here are some ways you can keep your children from getting involved in your divorce drama.

Accident on Turnpike involves 3 trucks and 1 car

A major motor vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem, Pennsylvania left four vehicles with damage. The wreck itself hasn't been fully explained yet, but what we do know is that three trucks and one other vehicle were involved. The other vehicle ran into the back of one of the trucks, and then behind that crash the two other trucks collided. There are few other details here, so unfortunately that sparse explanation will have to suffice for now.

The police are investigating the crash and there will surely be more information released about it soon. No injuries were reported according to the source article, but the Pennsylvania Turnpike was backed up for hours as a result of the crash.