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Crash injures 2 Pennsylvania teens

A two-vehicle accident in Bethlehem Township injured two teenagers on Oct. 4. The crash occurred around 9:00 a.m. on Farmersville Road, and a sergeant with the township police said that a 17-year-old girl's Chevrolet collided with a pickup truck.

The Bethlehem teen was trying to make a left turn from Derby Lane onto Farmersville Road when a pickup heading north slammed into her vehicle. The officer reported that the girl was wearing her seat belt, but she went to St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill as a trauma patient after suffering multiple serious injuries.

The pickup driver was a 19-year-old Bethlehem citizen, and a 16-year-old male passenger was also injured in the wreck. He reportedly received a head injury and was transported to St. Luke's. The authorities investigated the accident and gathered witness statements; they allegedly found the Chevrolet driver at fault since she did not yield to an oncoming vehicle.

Those injured in a motor vehicle crash may incur medical expenses due to the accident, and a personal injury claim could help victims recover expenses lost because of a wreck. When an accident investigation indicates that a driver was at fault, the driver's insurance company generally addresses any claims and may offer a settlement.

A settlement offer may not always cover an injured party's expenses. If a settlement cannot be reached, an attorney may push an injury claim in civil court on behalf of a plaintiff. A negligent driver could be liable for accident expenses, and drivers who do not follow the rules of the road by speeding, tailgating or failing to yield may be responsible for an accident.

Source: Advance Digital, "Police identify teens injured in Bethlehem Township, Pa. wreck", Pamela Sroka-Holzmann, Oct. 5, 2014

Source: LehighValleyLive, "Two Bethlehem Township teens injured in Farmersville Road crash, police say", Lynn Olanoff , October 04, 2014

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