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Mar 15, 2013 |

POLICE OFFICER AND 3 OTHERS INJURED IN COLLISION

Mar 15, 2013 - Car Accidents

Multiple accidents could happen in the same area and could be caused by a previous incident. Car accidents can occur for various reasons, but can often be attributed to hazards on the road, speed, negligence and reckless driving. A driver who is not paying attention to the road may in turn cause an incident. Texting while driving can be very dangerous and could result in a collision. In addition, if an accident occurred up ahead, the distracted driver won’t be able to properly slow down or avoid any upcoming hazards that could have resulted from the accident.

An accident occurred in West Rockhill and involved four victims. At around 8:00 p.m. the incident happened southbound on Route 309. Two police officers were assisting the driver of an RV. The RV had been partially blocking the roadway and while they were providing assistance a vehicle struck one of the police cars. The impact caused the police car to strike the other police car causing the second car to hit one of the officers. The vehicle that struck the first police car was traveling with three people inside. Emergency crews responded to the crash and the police officer struck by the vehicle was transported to the hospital. The three inside the striking vehicle were reported to have suffered injuries, but the extent of their injuries was not known.

The incident remains under investigation. Authorities have not determined the cause of the collision and have not cited the driver for anything at this time. A person injured in an accident like this, such as the officer or passengers in the vehicle, could file a personal injury claim. The suit could result in compensation that could cover the expenses incurred from the incident. Medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffer could be covered.

Whether is because of an accident or car troubles, drivers should be aware of cars stopped at the side of the road. Reducing speeds and cautiously switching lanes could help avoid collisions with stopped vehicles.

Source: Action News, “4 injured, including police officer, in Bucks County accident,” March 07, 2013

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