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Local man struggles to get details about car accident

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After a crash, there is usually a police investigation to establish the facts of the situation. An investigation usually will establish who was at fault, what caused the crash and if anyone involved will be charged with a crime. One Pennsylvania man is frustrated and claims to be having trouble accessing important information about a car accident in which he was the victim. 

The man states that he was relaxing in his home after a long shift at work. Before he knew what had happened, his home was all but destroyed. A vehicle had torn through his yard, uprooted some of his plants, ruined the pipe that carried heat to the pellet stove he relied on to warm his house, and damaged his home. 

A pickup truck had crashed into his house, and when police arrived, it was determined that the driver at fault was also a member of law enforcement. The man says he is now having trouble getting details about the investigation, like if the driver was given a field sobriety test or if there was excess speed or any other contributing factor suspected. Law enforcement assures him that an investigation is underway, but for now, the victim says he is mostly in the dark. 

In a car accident situation like this, a victim is left with expensive damages to personal property, emotional trauma and complicated insurance matters. Even if it turns out that criminal law is not applicable, the victim may still have a case in civil court. Pennsylvania victims in a similar scenario might do well to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a victim decide what course of action may be best to hold the at-fault driver accountable for the damages he caused and collect any damages or compensation that may be awarded as part of a favorable judgement to a plaintiff. 

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