It is likely that most drivers will be involved in a crash at some point in their lives. Out of the thousands of motor vehicle accidents that happen every year across Pennsylvania, most of them are minor fender benders. However, T-bone, or broadside, types of collisions can result in serious injuries and may even be deadly. These types of collisions usually happen when one vehicle pulls into the path of another vehicle.
Details of a fatal collision
Recently, a crash in Franklin County claimed the life of a driver. The accident happened during the afternoon hours at the intersection of Five Forks Road and Wayne Highway. Apparently, the driver of a pickup truck pulled out of the intersection to turn left onto Wayne Highway.
According to reports from the Pennsylvania State Police, the pickup truck pulled into the path of a minivan, causing a collision. Reportedly, the pickup truck came to a rest in the northbound lane, while the minivan ended up in the southbound lane. Tragically, authorities said the driver of the minivan was killed in the crash, while the pickup truck driver sustained minor injuries.
What can victims and families do in the aftermath?
Losing a loved one in an unexpected accident is one of the most difficult things to experience. The surviving family members of the driver who was killed in this Pennsylvania accident have the right to speak with a legal professional about their options. If negligence is proved through a wrongful death lawsuit, the surviving family members could receive much-needed compensation.