Feb 18, 2013 |


Feb 18, 2013 - Wrongful Death

Accidents occur for numerous reasons and the results could range from no injuries to fatalities. A wrongful death can even occur after a tragic accident between vehicles. Whether due to speed, weather or negligence, an accident that results in the death of a driver or a passenger affects not only those involved in the incident, but also the family and friends of the deceased. They might also be experiencing financial burdens after the fatal incident, making the entire experience overwhelming.

A fatal accident occurred on I-79 in Pennsylvania when a car hit a truck. A West Virginia University Student was a passenger in the car that struck that vehicle, and was killed in the episode. At around 4:30 p.m., the driver of the car, who is also a WVU student, allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing them to hit the truck. The death of the passenger was the only reported fatality in the incident.

Local authorities are still investigating the truck crash. Additional details surrounding the incident have yet to be released, and the exact cause of the fatal car crash has not been explained. Police have purported, though, that the driver of the car was the cause of the collision, and could be liable for the entire accident. The loved ones of a person killed in an accident like this might have a wrongful death claim. The expense incurred from the accident could be covered by the awarded compensation. Medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering could potentially be covered by the wrongful death claim.

Accidents can occur for various reasons, so it is important that driving practice safe driving at all times. It is crucial that drivers watch their speeds, reduce their speed for weather and watch the road for any hazards. Moreover, it is equally important for passengers in any vehicle to keep their eyes on the road as well, as they are just as vulnerable in the event of a tragedy.

Source:, “WVU Student Killed In Car Crash,” Andrew Forgotch, Feb. 14, 2013

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