§ 3732.1. Aggravated assault by vehicle.
(a) Offense.--Any person who recklessly or with gross negligence causes serious bodily injury to another person while engaged in the violation of any law of this Commonwealth or municipal ordinance applying to the operation or use of a vehicle or to the regulation of traffic, except section 3802 (relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), is guilty of aggravated assault by vehicle, a felony of the third degree when the violation is the cause of the injury.
(1) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) may be sentenced to an additional term not to exceed two years' confinement if at trial the prosecution proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the offense occurred in an active work zone.
(2) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a person convicted of a violation of subsection (a) as the result of a violation of section 3316 (relating to prohibiting text-based communications), 3325 (relating to duty of driver on approach of emergency vehicle) or 3327 (relating to duty of driver in emergency response areas) and who is convicted of violating section 3316, 3325 or 3327 may be sentenced to an additional term not to exceed two years' confinement when the violation resulted in serious bodily injury.
(3) The prosecution must indicate intent to proceed under this section in the indictment or information which commences the prosecution.
(4) The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, under 42 Pa.C.S. § 2154 (relating to adoption of guidelines for sentencing), shall provide for a sentencing enhancement for an offense under this section when the violation occurred in an active work zone or was the result of a violation of section 3316, 3325 or 3327.
(Oct. 19, 2010, P.L.557, No.81, eff. 60 days; Nov. 4, 2016, P.L.1277, No.165, eff. 60 days)
2016 Amendment. Act 165 amended subsec. (b)(2) and (4).
2010 Amendment. Act 81 added section 3732.1. The preamble of Act 81 provided that Act 81 may be referred to as the Sgt. Michael C. Weigand Law.