Operating a motor vehicle is often seen by many as something that they just do. Sometimes, little regard is given to the enormous responsibility. The reality of sitting behind the wheel and driving an automobile is a significant endeavor which requires diligence, attention to detail, good judgement and quick reflexes. When a Pennsylvania driver gets behind the wheel with disregard for others on the road or traffic laws, a car accident can occur with devastating effects for those involved.
A man was formally charged for an accident that he caused back in June. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. The 66-year-old was driving his vehicle north in the southbound lane of a local highway. The car hit another vehicle head-on. Although both vehicles attempted to avoid the collision, they still collided.
The 67-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle suffered serious injury and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the offending vehicle has been formally charged on multiple counts, including vehicular manslaughter and negligent driving. At last report, the accused was waiting for a formal arraignment.
When a Pennsylvania driver is injured in a car accident that is the fault of someone who is deemed to be negligent, victims and their families could seek compensation through a civil claim. Monies awarded with a successful suit could help to cover lost wages and medical or final costs. A personal injury attorney can help evaluate the case and all circumstances involved to advise on the best course of legal action.
Source: lehighvalleylive.com, “DA: Palmer Township man in wrong-way crash charged in death“, Tony Rhodin, Feb. 16, 2018