A 76-year-old Pennsylvania man died after the vehicle he was driving was hit head-on by another car on Dec. 3. The wreck happened just before 7 p.m. in Antrim Township on U.S. 11.
Reports say that the accident occurred after a 47-year-old man driving a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban slowed so that the car in front of him could make a left-hand turn. A 20-year-old was behind him in a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta. The man swerved to the left, rear-ended the Suburban, and then swerved into the northbound lane where he hit the 76-year-old man who was driving a Buick Century. Authorities say they do not know what caused the 20-year-old man to swerve when the car in front of him slowed.
The man was taken to the Meritus Medical Center along with his two teenage passengers and the Jetta driver. The 76-year-old was pronounced dead there. The two teens suffered minor injuries, according to officers. No information was available about the Jetta driver's condition. Police did not say if charges are pending against him.
Following a fatal car accident like this one, the family members of the deceased individual may wish to file a wrongful death claim. Compensation from such a claim could cover medical and funeral expenses as well as loss of future earning capacity and loss of companionship. A personal injury lawyer could help a family by filing the claim with the appropriate documents in a timely manner. He or she could also handle negotiations with insurance providers as well.
Source: Heraldmailmedia.com, "Greencastle man killed in U.S. 11 crash," Caleb Calhoun, Dec. 4, 2014
Source: Echo-Pilot , "Greencastle man killed in head-on crash", December 04, 2014