Jul 19, 2013 |


Jul 19, 2013 - Car Accidents

When an incident happens on the roadway, it could affect multiple people. Not only could a car accident involve multiple vehicles but it could also include numerous victims. Pennsylvania drivers know that driving carefully not only prevents accidents but also lessens the chances of becoming involved in a car accident that occurs near or ahead of the driver. Defensive driving is important and could reduce the chances of an automobile crash.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Mercer County. When police arrived at the scene of the accident, three vehicles were indicated to be involved. Preliminary investigation indicated that the collision occurred when a 21-year-old driver exited off of Interstate 79 and attempted to turn left onto Route 358 and collided with an SUV. The SUV then stuck another vehicle.

When emergency crews arrived they assessed all victims involved. Four persons were injured in the first vehicle that was attempting to make a left turn. The driver and two passengers received moderate injuries and one passenger suffered major injuries. The drivers of the other two vehicles suffered minor injuries. Police cited the first driver with failure to stop at a stop sign.

A driver or passenger that suffers an injury in an accident can file a personal injury suit if another driver was negligent. Financial burdens often arise when a driver or passenger is injured in an accident. Compensation from a person injury claim could lessen those burdens and cover medical bills, damages and lost wages.

After an accident, recovering can be emotional and life altering for both the injured and their loved ones. Receiving monetary compensation for the injures and damages endured can help get the affected party back on track and back to their normal life again.

Source: Trib Live, “Six injured in three-car crash in Mercer County,” July 14, 2013

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