One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen. Unfortunately, many accidents happen without warning and are completely unpredictable. It goes without saying that no person truly wants to be in a motor vehicle accident. But, when the negligence of another person causes a fatal crash, surviving family members are often left dealing with deep pain and suffering.
Motor vehicle accident
Recently, a motor vehicle accident in Cheltenham Township claimed the life of one person and injured several others. The crash happened during the overnight hours on Greenwood Avenue near Hedgerow Lane. According to police reports, a car was traveling along Greenwood Avenue when the driver suddenly lost control and crashed into a mailbox and a utility pole.
Reports said the vehicle contained five people, and some of the victims were trapped inside the wreckage. Tragically, one of the passengers was killed in the crash, while the four others who were involved were all injured, authorities said. Reportedly, investigators are looking at what caused the crash and are examining if the road, speed or the vehicle’s condition were factors. Police are also investigating if alcohol or drugs were involved.
Losing a dear loved one is one of the most painful experiences anyone can go through. However, when a loved one’s life is taken needlessly as the result of someone’s negligence, the emotional pain and grief may feel almost too much to bear. Those in Pennsylvania who have suffered the loss of an immediate family member due to the negligence of another party have options available to help them in this difficult time. Surviving family members could obtain deserved compensation by contacting a skilled litigator and filing a wrongful death suit.