A car crash that occurred early this week between two Philadelphia drivers regrettably proved fatal. It appears that the two men involved, ages 25 and 38 years old, were operating their respective vehicles when for reasons that remain under investigation, the parties collided. The 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of this tragedy, while the 38-year-old was injured and transported to St. Mary Medical Center, his present condition is unknown.
There is a lot that rides of this investigation. According to witnesses, the accident happened along Route 1 around 4:40 in the morning. Prior to impact, other drivers spotted a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. Witnesses confirm that this wrong-way vehicle was one of the cars involved in this crash, although it remains unclear which car that was, and which man was operating the wrong-way vehicle.
Victims or their families are better able to financially recover from accidents like this once liability is determined. In similar circumstances, when an individual is killed by a third party in an accident, the family of the decedent can file a wrongful death claim.
Head-on collisions like this often prove to be some of the most catastrophic accidents in Pennsylvania. Often, these accidents result from negligence of one party, either because they were driving while distracted, intoxicated or being careless. Victims that survive these accidents are often left with serious injuries. However, such victims can stand to hold negligent parties financially responsible.
Source: PhillyBurbs.com, “Philadelphia man killed in Route 1 accident Tuesday morning,” Jo Ciavaglia, Nov. 7, 2012