Jun 25, 2013 |


Jun 25, 2013 - Wrongful Death

Even before attaining the age to legally drive a car, residents of Pennsylvania and states across the country often have the desire to drive fast. Movies that highlight racing and driving fast can have unfortunate results. Viewers idolize the hobby and desire to take their chances on the road among friends and acquaintances. This risky behavior can lead to the tragic result of a fatal accident.

An investigation of a recent car collision that resulted in three fatalities has authorities suspecting that drag racing was the cause. The drivers of the two vehicles knew one another and it was determined that both vehicles were traveling at high speeds at the time of the accident. Although the two vehicles did not strike one another, the cars crashed as a result of the alleged drag racing.

The driver of one vehicle and their two passengers died as a result of the collision. The driver of the other vehicle suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital. At this time, no citations have been issued to the surviving driver. Police are working on reconstructing the accident and waiting for toxicology test results.

Accidents caused from racing vehicles could lead to a driver being charged with negligence. The liability could be full or partial, and the driver could owe some compensation for any personal injuries, wrongful death or damages that ensued. The family of a person killed in a racing accident could file a wrongful death claim to gain compensation for medical bills, funeral costs and pain and suffering.

Automobile accidents can be the result of various risky activities. Traveling at high speeds increases the chances of being involved in an accident. Drivers should always watch their speeds and avoid any dangerous activities on the roadways.

Source: Pocono Record, “Police: Cars may have been racing before triple fatal Allentown crash,” June 18, 2013

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