It is important for drivers to remain aware of their surroundings while on the road. When they fail to follow proper driving precautions, they may risk causing car accidents that could result in injury to themselves, their passengers and other motorists. One woman was killed by a driver who may have acted negligently in a recent Pennsylvania crash.
Police have released few details of the accident at this time. For reasons that are still unclear, the car the deceased victim was riding in crashed into another vehicle. Authorities described it as a head-on collision that occurred in the early morning hours.
The one victim was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour after the crash. All other occupants of the vehicles suffered minor injuries, including both drivers and another passenger. The investigation into the collision is still being investigated by the police department, the district attorney's office and the coroner's office.
When victims are injured in car accidents, they may be entitled to file personal injury lawsuits in civil court against any parties believed to be responsible. Similarly, surviving families of deceased victims may have grounds to file wrongful death lawsuits. These types of claims can award plaintiffs with monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other related expenses when defendants are proved negligent. Anyone who has suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident could consult an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney for more information and assistance.
Source: wfmz.com, "21-year-old woman dies in Allentown crash", Nov. 5, 2017