The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
If You've Been Injured,Call Us At
610-816-0342 NOW For A FREE Consultation
In Your Personal Injury Case!
610-816-0342
Experience Commitment

Car spins out of control and young boy killed in crash

It is always tragic when someone dies in a car accident, especially when that person is a young child who was riding as a passanger. When you are a passanger in someone's car, you have very little control over your safety, which is why the driver of a vehicle is considered responsible for his or her passangers. If a driver does something that puts his or her passangers at risk, he or she can be held liable if that passanger is injured or killed. By working with a personal injury lawyer, an injured passanger or his or her relatives can file a lawsuit against the person responsible.

Earlier this month an 11-year-old boy was killed in a car accident just to the northeast of Pittsburgh in Springdale Township. The boy was riding in a Mitsubishi Eclipse when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The southbound car then crossed into the northbound lane and a Kia Sorrento hit the driver's side.

The lieutenant with the Allegheny County police said that the roads were likely slippery at the time of the crash. Although some may think this nothing more than a tragic accident, further investigation could find evidence that the driver of the Eclipse was somehow negligent or reckless. Perhaps he or she was traveling too fast or too closely to the vehicle ahead. If there is anything that indicates the driver may have been responsible, the boy's parents may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Immediately following the crash, the child was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He died shortly thereafter.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "11-year-old killed in Springdale Township crash identified," Lexi Belculfine, Jan. 3, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
2755 Century Boulevard
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Toll Free: 866-360-5064
Phone: 610.816.0342
Fax: 610.372.8671
Wyomissing Law Office Map

The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller
400 South 4th Street
Hamburg, PA 19526

Phone: 610.816.0342
Fax: 610.372.8671
Hamburg Law Office Map