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Complete Luzerne County, PA accident reports and news.

Accidents in Luzerne County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Luzerne County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Luzerne County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Luzerne County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after a Luzerne County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Luzerne County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Luzerne County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Luzerne County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Mon, 01/16/2017 Truck Accident Semi truck crashes on Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Mon, 01/16/2017 Car Accident Jose Elvin Orellana-Lopez, 35, dies when car strikes pole near North Church and West 23rd Street in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Mon, 01/09/2017 Car Accident Man dies when vehicle flips on Nuangola Road in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Wed, 01/04/2017 Truck Accident 1 person critically injured after car and tractor trailer collide at Route 315 and Pittston Avenue in Laflin, Pennsylvania
Thu, 12/01/2016 Car Accident Eldery woman injured in single-car crash on Market Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Thu, 11/17/2016 Train Accident Car driver injured after crashing into train on South Church Street in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Sat, 11/12/2016 Car Accident Injury crash reported at Butler and North Washington in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Wed, 10/05/2016 Car Accident Police officer injured in two-vehicle crash at North River Street and Courtright Avenue
Sat, 07/02/2016 Motorcycle Accident David Rebovich, 61, critically injured in motorcycle crash on Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, Pennsylvania
Fri, 05/20/2016 Car Accident Melanie Burleson, 33, Brittany Gallagher, 25, and Amailey Gonzalez, 8, seriously injured in car crash on I-81 near Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
Sat, 04/30/2016 Other Type of Accident Timothy Brek, 35, and Travis Chapin, 25, die in ATV crash in Fairmont Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Fri, 04/08/2016 Car Accident Jaime Avalos, 34, killed in car crash into building on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Thu, 04/07/2016 Car Accident Joseph Gianuzzi, 57, killed, 1 injured in 2-car crash in Dallas Township, Pennsylvania
Sat, 05/02/2015 Car Accident Leroy Starner III killed in car crash in Butler Township, Adams County Pennsylvania
Fri, 04/03/2015 Car Accident Debra Johnson, 58, Peter Johnson, 24, and Daniel Sleva, 24, killed; Peter Johnson, 59, injured in wrong-way crash on I-81 in Butler Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania