Being involved in a serious wreck may be a dread of many individuals. Unfortunately, car accidents are common occurrences across the country, and many of those incidents prove fatal. It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in Pennsylvania, and the crash involved two vehicles. A total of six people were reported as being involved.
According to reports, initial investigations suggested that the two vehicles collided head on. Details on exactly how the incident may have occurred were not available at the time of the report, but it was noted that one vehicle ended up on its side off the roadway. One of the vehicles had a single occupant, and impairment is suspected as alcohol was found in the vehicle of that individual.
The second car had five individuals inside, and a female passenger in that vehicle suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the first car apparently also died as a result of the crash. A 5-year-old child, two young teens and a 69-year-old man all suffered serious injuries. Multiple individuals stopped at the crash site to help the injured parties, but it did not appear that any of the individuals witnessed the crash.
Deaths resulting from car accidents are typically considered the worst-case scenario for such events. This tragic Pennsylvania accident unfortunately had such outcomes, and the surviving individuals will likely have much physical and emotional turmoil to deal with in the aftermath. Due to the results of this crash, personal injury and wrongful death claims may be warranted if the surviving individuals are interested in seeking compensation.
Source: ydr.com, “2 killed, 4 injured in Newberry Twp. crash“, Gordon Rago, Jan. 7, 2017