When Pennsylvania drivers think about serious car crashes, they may assume that two or more vehicles have collided. While this can certainly be the case, in some car accidents, injuries or death may be caused by debris from another vehicle. Recently, such a scenario caused serious injuries to five people.
The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on a recent Friday as a southbound vehicle was suddenly struck by debris from northbound lanes. Investigators suspect the debris came from a truck carrying heavy equipment. The debris reportedly crashed through the vehicle's windshield, causing serious injuries to two of the occupants and moderate injuries to the other three.
The two victims who suffered severe injuries were airlifted for immediate life-saving treatment, while the other injured victims were transported to a local hospital by an ambulance. Investigators are now seeking information that may help them locate the other vehicle. The accident remains under investigation, as police hope to find answers to questions surrounding the circumstances under which the accident occurred.
Car accidents can result in serious injuries. Pennsylvania residents that suffer injury may be burdened with expenses such as medical bills, loss of wages and damages to vehicles or other property. In some cases, victims may be entitled to collect financial compensation for injuries suffered through no fault of their own. An attorney can help a person understand what to expect from the process and assist him or her in preparing to pursue the full amount of restitution entitled through a personal injury claim.