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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 charter bus that was taking Italian tourists to Niagara Falls was traveling on Interstate 380 after departing from the New York metro area when the bus collided with a tractor-trailer.
Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Roadway: 
Interstate 380
Investigators believe that shortly after 10:00 a.m., a semi-truck was headed south on I-380 when it for some reason careened across the median into the northbound lanes and hit a bus head-on.
Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Roadway: 
I-380
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
Head-on
Jordan King, 18, and Carly Miller, 17, were killed in a one-car accident in Gallagher Township, Pennsylvania.
Date: 
Monday, May 18, 2015
Roadway: 
Route 664
One person is killed in a car crash in Butler Township, Adams County. According to Police, the car was traveling north on Old Carlisle Road when the driver lost control and veered onto the right side of the roadway, brought the car back onto the
Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Fire, Car Accident
Efrain Rivera was driving on Route 209 when he swerved to avoid hitting a porcupine in the roadway on Sunday morning. Rivera lost control of his vehicle, which crashed into a storm drain before flipping on its roof around 5:30 a.m.
Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Roadway: 
Route 209
Peter Johnson, 59, of Greenville was driving a Dodge Dart on Interstate 81 on Friday morning when his vehicle was struck by wrong-way driver Daniel Sleva, 24, of Mahanoy, Pennsylvania.
Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2015
Roadway: 
Interstate 81
Joseph Larkin, 54, of Carbondale was killed in a crash early Wednesday morning when his vehicle traveled across the median and collided head-o
Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Roadway: 
Interstate 81

A person driving a Hummer sports-utility vehicle struck the side of a train that was crossing at Bridge Street railroad crossing and was hospitalized. The traffic crossing has flashing lights, but no gate.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015
A Bradford County man died Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 187 in Wysox Township.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Roadway: 
State Route 187
City: 
Wysox, PA
Type: Car Accident
A man named Eric Hercenberg, 57, a resident of Albany, PA was killed when he lost control of his 2001 Dodge Ram while traveling eastbound around a right curve on North Street Road in Bradford County, Pennsylvania around 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
According to Pennsylvania State Police, on Wednesday in Standing Stone Township, a 68-year-old man was driving a pickup on State Route 6 when for unknown reasons he swerved into the opposite lane, crashing  head-on into an oncoming car driv
Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Roadway: 
State Route 6
Type: Car Accident
Charles Dusett was driving on Route 28 when he lost contol of his vehicle struck a pole, then a snowbank, and the vehicle overturned.
Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Roadway: 
Route 28
A fatal collision occurred on Windham Summit Road, near Grimley Road, in Litchfield Township just after 10 p.m.
Date: 
Friday, January 9, 2015
Type: Car Accident