MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH INJURES SEVERAL AND TRAPS TWO IN CARS
Apr 2, 2013 - Car Accidents
A multi-vehicle collision involves not only several victims and vehicles, but often creates a busy accident site that can be challenging for emergency crews. A car accident can result in serious injuries, fatalities, severe damage to vehicles and possible road closures. Those critically injured will need medical attention promptly. When a large multi-vehicle accident occurs, emergency crews must work hard to attend quickly to all those who need help.
A recent collision between a tractor-trailer and a Ford Mustang caused a chain-reaction accident that ultimately involved four vehicles. The accident seriously injured several people and trapped two in their vehicles. The accident occurred on Route 54 just outside of Elysburg at around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses state that the accident occurred when the Mustang, driving in the eastbound lane, slowed down and a tractor-trailer crashed into its rear. This caused the Mustang to travel into the westbound lanes where it collided with a Toyota Prius. The chain-reaction collision ended with a pick-up truck crashing into the Prius.
Emergency crews dispatched to the scene worked hard for nearly 40 minutes to free the driver of the Mustang and the driver of the Prius from their vehicles. It was reported that five people involved in the collision were sent to a local hospital for treatment of the injuries they suffered.
This incident is still under investigation, and it may take time to sort out who was at fault. A person injured in a multi-vehicle crash like this can file a personal injury suit if their injuries were caused by the negligence of another person. This could result in compensation that could be used to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffering.
Source: firehouse.com, “Four-Vehicle Pa. Crash Had Responders Scrambling”, Justin Strawser, March 26, 2013