Cars are generally the main form of transportation for residents in Pennsylvania. When people worry about their vehicles, it's often about what will happen if they break down or how they will pay for necessary upkeep. People may not consider just how dangerous it can be behind the wheel of a car. People either assume that the car's safety features will keep them safe or that an accident won't occur in the first place.
However, both assumptions can be faulty. Car accidents occur frequently in Pennsylvania. Many of these accidents result in very serious damage to the car and injuries to its occupants. Additionally, cars' safety features are often inadequate to protect people from injuries, especially when a larger vehicle is also involved in the accident.
These facts can be seen in a recent accident in Pennsylvania. In this case, the details about why the accident occurred are scant. However, reports do claim that the accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and involved a tractor-trailer truck and a car.
As a result of this accident, a 41-year-old man from inside the car was killed. Police are continuing an investigation of the accident to determine why it occurred. An autopsy is also being performed on the man to determine why he died.
If an accident occurs because of the negligence of another, car accident victims may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and more. People who are injured in a car accidents should understand their legal rights and how they can exercise them.
Source: WFMZ-TV, "Deadly crash along Rt. 183 in Penn Twp.," Aug. 13, 2016