May 13, 2013 |


May 13, 2013 - Car Accidents

Morning and afternoon traffic can be very stressful for Allentown drivers, especially when they are in a rush to get to their destination. During these rush hour times, the congested traffic on the roadways can increase the chances of a car accident occurring. Not only are crashes more likely during these times, but the chances of more than two vehicles being involved are greater. With the large amount of vehicles traveling on the roadway during these times, the severity of the accident can be tremendous, and commonly results in serious injuries, even fatalities.

A three-car crash occurred during the afternoon in Roaring Springs recently. Emergency crews were called to the multi-vehicle collision shortly before 5 p.m. It was determined that the three vehicles crashed into one another at the intersection of Woodbury Pike and Cross Cove Road. One driver was seriously injured, and another had to be removed from their damaged vehicle by firefighters. It was determined that a SUV rear-ended a car, and a pickup truck crashed into the SUV at an angle.

Police are still investigating the collision, and are still finalizing cause and any liabilities. No drivers were cited at this time.

A person injured in an automobile collision could file a personal injury claim. Financial burdens such as medical bills, damages and pain and suffering could be covered by the claim.

Increased traffic does mean more vehicles traveling on the road, but an accident during rush hour also means heavier traffic, delays and even road closures. Drivers should pay close attention to their speeds, and how close they are traveling to other automobiles. This could significantly lower the likelihood of a collision during rush hour.

Source: Altoona Mirror, “Man hurt in 3-car accident,” Ryan Brown, May 10, 2013

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