Dec 6, 2013 |


Dec 6, 2013 - Car Accidents

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is considered a useful route for drivers, but it is also a heavily traveled roadway for those making daily commutes to and from work and school. The numerous people that make long and short daily commutes on the turnpike understand that traffic and accidents commonly occur. Whether it is due to speeding or distractions, dangers and hazards exist and could cause a crash.

A school van was recently in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and authorities in Willow Grove responded to the automobile accident. The accident happened around 8 a.m. in the westbound lanes on the turnpike.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and reported that one child was injured and another was transported to the hospital for evaluation for precautionary measures. The accident investigation is still ongoing and details about the crash were not reported. Preliminary reports indicated that the van sustained front-end damage, so it could have possibly been another vehicle that was rear-ended by the school van.

Following the investigation, authorities should determine the factors that caused the crash and if a driver was at fault. A negligent driver could be liable for the injuries and damages caused by the accident. An injured party could file a personal injury suit in order to recover compensation. The monetary award could cover medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

Being involved in a crash or having a child injured in an accident can be a scary and emotional situation. In addition to the pain and emotions, those affected might have to deal with bills and expenses associated with the accident. Filing for compensation could help reduce or eliminate these hardships. Those unsure of what steps to take should seek advice about their situation in order to protect their rights and interests.

Source: WPVI-TV Philadelphia, “School van involved in crash on Pa. Turnpike,” Nov. 26, 2013

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