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Negligent drivers increase the likelihood of car accidents

Police and legislators work hard to help ensure that accurate and applicable laws are passed and observed by citizens to help keep motorists safe. Many drivers are diligent and express obvious caution while out driving along Pennsylvania roadways. Unfortunately, some drivers make the choice of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol or driving without a proper license. Victims of a negligent driver and his or her family often suffer heartbreaking losses because of the car accidents that often follow such a poor choice.

Reading police were called to the scene of a serious accident around 9 a.m. An SUV was reported to have gone left of center and struck a vehicle. There was also a third car involved. The SUV proceeded to roll onto its roof after the impact. The 18-year-old driver of the struck vehicle had to be removed from his vehicle after rescue workers removed the roof of his vehicle, which had him trapped.

All three drivers of the vehicles involved were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 29-year old driver who caused the crash is facing charges after police found she was not holding a valid drivers license at the time of the incident. Other charges may be forth coming as police continue to investigate.

Pennsylvania residents who find themselves the victim of a negligent driver may have the right to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. Compensation gained from a successful litigated case can help to cover incurred medical costs, lost wages or, in the event of a fatality, final costs. An attorney who understands the negative effects of car accidents caused by negligent drivers can have on families can help one to work through the steps required to file a claim.

Source:, "Serious crash closes part of Penn Street Bridge in Berks", March 29, 2018

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