Franklin-based State Police reported a one-vehicle accident happened in Cherrytree Township, Venango County, Pa.

A one-vehicle accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on September 1, 2012, on PA Route 8, north of Turkey Farm Road in Cherrytree Township, according to State Police.

The driver was 23-year-old Harry L. Divido of Tionesta and as he was traveling south on Route 8 in a 1999 Dodge Neon, he lost control. The car traveled off the west berm of the road and hit a traffic sign.

Both Divido and his passenger, 19-year-old Matthew J. Vidido, resident of Tionesta, were not injured.

Divido was charged with violation of driving on roadways lane for traffic.

Car accidents lead to disastrous consequences as loss of life, permanent injuries, imprisonment, loss of earning etc. One of the major causes of vehicular accidents in the United States today is distracted driving.  When motorists divert their attention from the road, to talk on cell phone, to send a text message or eat; they no longer watch the road. The result is an accident. The other major cause is over speeding. The highway is filled with vehicles trying to race each other. Most drivers ignore the speed limit and drive 300 mph over the limit. Speed kills and speed invites road accidents. The law for speeding has become stricter and the penalty for speeding has become stricter. Careless drivers are not only dangerous to themselves but to innocent pedestrians around them.

If you or a loved has suffered due to negligence you may wish to consult with experienced Injury Lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please note strict deadline apply and it is in your best interest to contact an attorney immediate.

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