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Mar 25, 2013 |

PREGNANT COACH KILLED IN BUS ACCIDENT

Mar 25, 2013 - Wrongful Death

No matter what type of vehicle a person is driving or is a passenger in, accidents can happen at anytime and anywhere. A motor vehicle collision could result with several victims, serious injuries and even fatalities. There could be a cause of action for a wrongful deathespecially if liability is determined in the incident. The investigation surrounding the incident can be lengthy and emotional, particularly for those involving fatalities. The family of the deceased is not only mourning the death of a loved one but they could also be enduring financial burden associated with the accident.

Police continue to investigate the bus accident that involved the players and coaches of a woman’s lacrosse team from Seton Hill University. The bus collision occurred when the bus veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike causing the bus to crash into a tree. The collision resulted in two fatalities one being the driver of the bus who died at the scene of the accident and the other being a pregnant coach who died later at the hospital.

The cause of the fatal bus accident has not been determined and preliminary investigation ahs not revealed any speculations. It is not known if the bus driver is liable or if another vehicle was involved causing the bus to veer off the road. A person killed in a bus accident like this could have a wrongful death claim filed by their loved ones. This could assist with any financial burdens that have resulted form the accident. Expenses such as medical bills, funeral costs, damages, lost wages and pain and suffering could potentially be covered by the suit.

An accident that results in fatalities is both tragic and emotional. The loved ones of the deceased have not only lost a life but that could also accumulate several expenses because of the incident.

Source: foxnews.com, “Police investigating cause of Pennsylvania bus crash that killed pregnant coach,” March 17, 2013

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