Car accidents that produce fatalities usually involve one or more violent collisions. A recent accident in west central Pennsylvania began with an especially violent collision caused by a car running a red light. A large portion of one of the vehicles then hit another car. The descriptions of witnesses demonstrates how violent such a car accident can become.
A man driving a Buick Regal was entering Route 30 on a green light. A VW GTI traveling west on Route 30 ran the red light and smashed into the Buick. Debris from the initial collision, including an engine block and the back half of the Buick were scatter along Route 30 for hundreds of feet. The rear end of the Buick was thrown into the eastbound lane on Route 30, where it hit a SUV stopped at the light.
A nurse working late at a nearby doctor's office heard the sounds of the crash and ran out to provide aid. The two men in the front seat of the VW were unconscious. She saw that the driver was having trouble breathing, and she held his head until help arrived. The rear seat passenger also appeared at first to be unconscious, but he revived and was able to breathe normally without assistance. The driver of the Buick and the driver of the VW were taken to local hospitals, where both were pronounced dead.
Anyone who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a violent multi-vehicle accident may wish to consult one of the lawyers at Leisawitz Heller in Reading who handles automobile accident cases for an evaluation of the law and the evidence that will apply to the case. The lawyers at Leisawitz Heller can also provide an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, "2 drivers dead in violent Route 30 crash," Renatta Signorini, April 28, 2017