Most people like to have a good time with friends once in awhile, but sometimes, social occasions lead to people making poor choices, such as drinking too much, driving too fast and in general, behaving irresponsibly. All too often, motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of gatherings where everyone is in party mode, and one person who shouldn’t decides to drive. Although the police investigation is ongoing, this may have been what happened when three people were killed and another person was seriously injured in a recent head-on crash on a Pennsylvania roadway.
Vehicle crosses center line
According to Pennsylvania State Police, an eastbound vehicle crossed over the double yellow centerline on Route 6 in Wyalusing. The car entered the westbound land and hit another vehicle head-on. The first vehicle ended up on the north end of the roadway, and the car that was hit came to rest on the south side.
3 dead, 1 seriously injured
Sadly, the 20-year-old driver who seems to have been responsible for the crash, as well as two passengers in that vehicle, a 19-year-old and a 24-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene. The 70-year-old woman driving the vehicle that was hit was transported via air to a hospital. Her condition has not been reported at this time, but authorities suspect she was seriously injured as a result of the collision. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.
Police have not yet concluded their investigation, but when they do, evidence could very well point to recklessness and/or negligence on the part of the young driver. He may have been speeding, driving while impaired and/or distracted during the time leading up to the collision. When tragedies happen due to any of these preventable circumstances, many people feel the person responsible — or his or her estate in the event the individual died — should be held accountable. The injured victim, as well as the families of the deceased passengers, may decide to explore their options with a Kentucky attorney with extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases.