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Fatal car accident: Pennsylvania residents in head-on crash

We know that our roadways can be extremely dangerous. It is an unfortunate reality that, too often, auto accidents lead to serious injuries and fatalities. A recent traffic incident has claimed the life of a Pennsylvania woman. Reports indicate the car accident occurred in Bridgeton Township and that there were two vehicles involved.

According to the authorities, the first car was travelling southbound on State Route 32 at approximately 6 p.m. Details of exactly what occurred are scarce, but it is known the vehicle collided head-on with another car headed in the opposite direction. No speculation was advanced as to the reason for cars colliding, though it was reported the southbound car struck the northbound one.

When emergency services responded to the call, they pronounced the 56-year-old driver of the southbound vehicle dead at the scene. She was a resident of Bucks County. The 42-year-old driver of the other car, also from Bucks County, was said to have been wearing a seat belt. Though reportedly injured, details were not provided.

There is no question that car accidents can lead to grievous consequences, and this crash underscores the dangers we face on our roadways. As Pennsylvania police continue to investigate the tragedy, they will likely focus on the movements of the vehicles in the moments before the crash. It is perhaps too early to speculate about the viability of legal claims that might follow this fatal car accident. If authorities determine that one driver was at fault for the collision, the other river (or the estate of the deceased one) may elect to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in our state courts. Those involved may wish to investigate their rights and responsibilities under the law as they determine what legal steps, if any, they wish to pursue.

Source: Hunterdon County Democrat, "Owner of Milford bakery dies in head-on crash in Upper Black Eddy, Pa.," Nov. 5, 2012

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