May 31, 2013 |


May 31, 2013 - Car Accidents

Whether people are heading home late from work, leaving a friend’s place or were out late with friends or co-workers, driving late at night can be dangerous. Although risks exist at anytime, a driver getting behind the wheel at night can create additional risks such as bad night vision, distractions and even drunk driving. Nighttime car accidents can be very serious and even fatal. Drivers who feel it isn’t safe for them to be on the road late at night should avoid driving, or should avoid distractions such as texting while driving.

A two-car collision occurred in Lancaster County on Route 30 near Mountville. The accident happened around 12:20 a.m. when a vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction on the roadway and crashed into another vehicle. Emergency crews responded to the wreck and began assessing the victims involved. Three victims were transported to the hospital to be treated for their serious injuries. A passenger in one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the hospital and the two drivers were reported to be in critical condition.

Authorities are still investigating the accident and stated that they had been responding to a report of a vehicle traveling the wrong-way when the fatal car crash happened. The cause of the incident has not been established and no citations have been made at this time.

The family of a person killed in a collision like this could have a wrongful death claim. This suit could cover medical bills, funeral costs, damages and pain and suffering. In addition and dependent on liability, a person injured in an accident like this could file a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Source: New Jersey Herald, “1 dead, 2 critical after wrong-way Pa. crash,” May 20, 2013

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