HEAD-ON COLLISION ENDS WITH TWO FATALITIES
Feb 4, 2013 - Car Accidents
The results of an accident can sometimes be tragic. A car accident that ends in a fatality can often change the lives of multiple people. Not only has a life been lost, but also, the loved ones of the deceased will suffer the damages and the loss of a person whom they deeply care about. Those who are not directly involved in a collision are affected to a greater extent in the aftermath of an accident than many people realize.
Recently, a head-on collision occurred in Marietta at around 4:45 p.m. Emergency crews rushed to the site of the incident, where officials pronounced both drivers dead at the scene. Officials determined that the collision on River Road occurred when a car heading southbound on the road crossed over the line and into the northbound lane where it collided head-on with another vehicle. Police indicated that the roads were wet but were not icy at the time of the incident.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation even though the police have purported causation. Although both drivers were killed in the incident, liability has not been determined. And if a suit were filed, the family of the liable party would most likely have to answer to those claims. In an accident like this, the loved ones of the deceased might have a wrongful death claim against the other party. Compensation from the claim would cover funeral costs, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.
Weather it is due to weather, other types of road conditions or difficult night vision, drivers should be aware of hazardous road conditions and avoid driving in these situations. Accidents cannot always be avoided, but a fatal car accident can be evaded when drivers watch their speeds during inclement weather, constantly check their mirrors, wear their seatbelts and avoid texting while driving.
Source: WTRF.com, “Head-on crash in central Pa. kills man, woman,” Jan 28, 2013