There are many drivers who work hard to ensure that their driving does not endanger anyone’s safety. They follow all speed limits, obey all traffic signals and drive defensively as driver’s education courses suggest. However, even a moment of distraction or miscalculation by the safest of drivers can have deadly consequences. For example, two people were recently killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania as a result of what may have been a simple miscalculation.
The accident happened one afternoon on a day in mid-November. Police claim that an 81-year-old driver was unable to properly negotiate a curve on a Pennsylvania roadway. Unfortunately, his car allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic before striking another car head-on.
The cars involved in the accident sustained significant damage. Both the driver of the first car and the 32-year-old driver of the second vehicle died as a result of the injuries they suffered in the accident. Several miles of the road were closed as a result of the collision.
Unfortunately, the unexpected loss of a loved one in a car accident can create significant financial complications. In addition to funeral expenses, the family members of the deceased may also have to cope with the loss of income. If it can be proved in court that negligence on the behalf of the older driver caused the accident, the family of the second driver could receive monetary damages to help cope with the financial ramifications of the accident. Such an outcome could help family members focus on their emotional recovery rather than their financial future.
Source: your4state.com, “UPDATE: Two People Killed in Accident Along Route 30 in Fulton County”, Nov. 17, 2014