Traffic laws are in place for a reason. Though they may seem inconvenient at times, such laws are enforced in order to protect people's lives. When drivers fail to obey the laws, serious car accidents are more likely to occur. One Pennsylvania driver is now being accused of breaking the law and causing a collision that resulted in four people being injured.
The crash took place at a local intersection. Police allege that a driver failed to stop at a stop sign. In doing so, that driver's vehicle struck the driver side door of another car. The driver believed to have caused the collision has since been charged for her failure to stop.
The car that was hit was carrying four occupants, including a 9-year-old and a baby. Authorities believe that all involved were wearing seat belts and the baby was properly restrained in a car seat. However, all occupants suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Those involved in car accidents may be entitled to file personal injury claims in civil court against any party believed to be responsible. When these types of claims successfully prove negligence with respect to a defendant, plaintiffs may then be entitled to monetary damages that could be used to help pay for medical bills or any other expenses related to the crash. Anyone who wishes to learn more about such claims could consult an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. In addition to providing more information, an attorney could assist someone in filing a claim.
Source: abc27.com, "Police: Five hospitalized in car crash, two children", Matt Sirkot, Oct. 16, 2017