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Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Wilkes-Barre and Scranton - Former coal mining centers of Pennsylvania with rich history and growing economic revitalization today

Founded in 1770, Wilkes Barre is a former coal town along the scenic Susquehanna River. It is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise for kayaking, whitewater rafting and hiking an extensive system of hiking/biking trails. Four state parks and numerous ski areas make this a popular destination.

Scranton is at the center of the Lackawanna River Valley, located between the Pocono and Endless Mountains. Just ten miles from the city is Lackawanna State Park, where visitors are welcome to sail or ice skate across the 198-acre Lackawanna Lake. Nay Aug Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and includes a zoo, a museum, two Olympic sized swimming pools and a great gorge topped with a treehouse.

To get up-to-date road information to help travel around Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, go to the Pennsylvania 511 site. And to find out current weather conditions, go to the National Weather Service site

The major transportation systems and roads of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton help people travel safely and efficiently

Interstate 81 passes north–south near Wilkes-Barre, and the city is also located near the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and is about 10 miles north of Interstate 80. Public transportation is provided by the Luzerne County Transportation Authority. In addition to servicing the main arteries of the city, it provides transportation for the northern half of the county, as well as a connecting bus to Scranton via an interchange at Pittston with County of Lackawanna Transit System, the public transit authority of Lackawanna County.

The main highways that serve Scranton are Interstate 81, which runs north to Binghamton, New York and Ontario and south to Harrisburg and Tennessee; Interstate 84, which runs east to Milford and New England; Interstate 380, which runs southeast to Mount Pocono and Interstate 80 east to New York City and west to San Francisco; Interstate 476/Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, which runs south to Allentown and Philadelphia; U.S. Route 6, which runs east to Carbondale and parallel to I-84 to New England and west to Erie; and U.S. Route 11, which runs parallel to I-81.

Scranton's providers of public transportation are the County of Lackawanna Transit System the Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA), which mainly runs through The Minooka section (closest to Luzerne County) and Downtown Scranton by the steamtown mall.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is located in nearby Avoca. The airport is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, and United.

Martz Trailways and Greyhound Lines provide coach bus transportation from its downtown station to New York City, Philadelphia and other points in the northeast.

Private operators such as Posten Taxi and McCarthy Flowered Cabs service the Scranton area. They are hired by telephone through central dispatch and cannot be hailed on the street as in larger cities.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Wilkes-Barre or Scranton accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Grief support information for accident victims in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Wilkes-Barre grief support and Scranton grief support.

Legal information for accident victims in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

 Where to find legal assistance after a Wilkes-Barre or Scranton injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 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 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton accident lawyer can do to help.  
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Most recent accident reports

A Nemacolin man died in an early morning car accident on State Route 21 in Jefferson Township.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
State Route 21
Jonathan Boger was driving a pickup truck owned by Advanced Disposal Services when he reportedly st
Monday, November 3, 2014
Route 248
A man in his 40s was injured following a car accident on City Avenue in New Milford, Pennsylvania. The accident occured around 4:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
City Avenue
An SUV driven by a 15-year-old girl that was carrying six young people overturned in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing three and injuring three others. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which is still under investigation.
A woman was killed and a man injured when their motorcycle crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 90 in Springfield Township, police said. The crash occurred at about 10:35 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 5.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Interstate 90
Police confirmed Wednesday evening that the man killed earlier in a crash off Route 30 in Manchester Township was a 31-year-old Dover Township resident.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Route 30
Type: Car Accident
The investigation into a May 10 crash on Interstate 81, Great Bend Twp., which left an Endicott, N.Y., man dead is continuing by Pennsylvania State Police, Gibson.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Interstate 81
Type: Car Accident
Two Baltimore men were pronounced dead following a tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania early Thursday morning.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A Pine Grove woman was killed Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Washington Township, according to state police.
Monday, January 6, 2014
A Tremont woman was killed Sunday afternoon in Schuylkill County, after the car she was driving slid off an icy road and crashed into a tree, state police said.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
State Route 209
Type: Car Accident
Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 1:42 p.m. Dec. 15 on State Route 54 (Suffolk Road) in Mahanoy Township.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
St. Route 54
Type: Car Accident
A 71-year-old Scranton man died Sunday morning in a crash on I-81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County, state police at Frackville report.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Type: Car Accident