Those who live in and around cities in Pennsylvania know that traffic is just something they’ll have to deal with. Statistically, most drivers here will be involved in an accident at some point in their lives. Although the majority of motor vehicle accidents are minor and nothing more than inconveniences, some accidents can be life-altering and even life-ending.
Recently, a tragic head-on crash in Dalton claimed the life of a woman and injured several others. The accident happened during the evening hours on Route 6 near Route 11. Apparently, a car headed eastbound drove through the median and into the westbound lanes. According to reports, the car crashed head-on into a westbound SUV.
Eyewitnesses said the driver of the car swerved to miss a dead deer that was in the road and may have lost control. Reports said several people were injured in the accident. A female passenger in the SUV sustained life-threatening injuries. Tragically, authorities said she passed away the next day at a local hospital. Police are still investigating the accident.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Regardless of circumstances, losing a dear loved one is always a difficult thing to endure. However, when the untimely death of a loved one is caused by the negligence of another party, the experience can be absolutely devastating. Pennsylvania residents who have experienced the loss of loved ones due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents may want to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. A successful lawsuit could result in monetary relief to help families with medical and end-of-life expenses.