Certain sections of Pennsylvania roadways are more dangerous than others. For instance, studies show that intersections are typically high-risk areas for collision. Unfortunately, there are many drunk drivers in this state and others, as well. When these two elements are combined, it is a recipe for disaster.
Recent tragedy occurred near an intersection
A 66-year-old woman was trapped in her vehicle when police arrived at the scene of a collision in West Cocalico Township. During a preliminary investigation, the officers learned from a witness that another vehicle that had been traveling in the opposite direction of the woman’s car veered out of its lane and hit her head-on. Rescuers extricated the woman from her vehicle, at which time she was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
Police arrested one of the drivers
The cleanup crews worked to clear the area of debris. A 28-year-old man was behind the wheel of the silver pickup truck that apparently crossed the center line of traffic near the intersection and collided with the woman’s vehicle. Police say the man did not suffer any injuries in the crash. However, he was taken into police custody for suspected drunk driving.
Recovery support is available for victims of drunk driving collisions
Drunk drivers are menaces on Pennsylvania roads, and it is understandable that a person who suffers injury because of someone’s irresponsible choice to drink and drive would feel frustrated or angry in knowing that the collision that resulted in his or her injuries may have been avoidable were it not for the other person’s negligence. Incidents like this often cause severe emotional trauma in addition to physical injury and financial distress, as well. Many recovering victims seek financial recovery for their losses by filing a personal injury claim against the driver deemed responsible for their injuries.