An accident involving three vehicles left four people in Pennsylvania injured on July 24. According to state police, the accident happened at approximately 8:40 p.m. on the westbound side of Interstate 84 near the off-ramp for Exit 53 in Westfall Township. A Chevy HHR reportedly started getting off at the exit but then swerved suddenly back onto the highway, rear-ending a 2015 model semi-truck that was also headed west on I-84.
In an attempt to avoid the collision ahead, the driver of a 2007 tractor-trailer behind the Chevy performed evasive maneuvers but ultimately crashed into the attenuator separating the exit ramp from the interstate. The 2007 semi-truck then struck the Chevy, pushing it into the concrete median in the center of the interstate.
The 36-year-old male driver and 36-year-old female passenger inside the Chevy were injured in the collision. The 58-year-old female driver of the 2007 model semi and her 56-year-old passenger also suffered injuries in the crash. All four were brought to Port Jervis to receive treatment at Bon Secours Hospital. The 53-year-old driver inside the 2015 model semitrailer did not suffer any injuries from the incident.
People injured in car accidents could be entitled to recover restitution that can help offset medical expenses, car repair costs and lost income. A lawyer representing an injured crash victim could review relevant evidence to determine if the defendant's negligence caused the wreck. Driving recklessly, violating traffic signals, speeding, intoxication or distracted driving may all be cited as driver negligence in a personal injury lawsuit.
Source: Times Herald Record, "4 injured in 3-vehicle crash on I-84 in Pennsylvania", July 25, 2014