Car accidents can happen in just a few seconds. Witnesses often disagree in their accounts of the accident. Victims can be so traumatized that they cannot accurately describe their experiences. And some accidents have no witnesses to help authorities understand what happened. A recent car accident in Penn Township appears to have occurred without any witnesses, and police are relying on their accident reconstruction experts to help them understand the accident.
The accident occurred shortly before 6 a.m. on Monday, May 29. According to troopers on the scene, the driver of a pick-up truck was heading north in a rainstorm when he lost control. The truck crossed into the southbound lane and collided with an SUV that was headed south. Both vehicles were severely damaged. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the pick-up was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of what police described as moderate injuries.
Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and their vehicles' airbags deployed. The road surface was wet at the time of the accident, but no other potential causes were cited by police. The road was closed for more than five hours as the police accident reconstruction team surveyed the crash scene. The driver of the SUV became the 25th person to die in a traffic accident on Berks County roads this year.
This accident may seem like many others, but for the relatives of the deceased driver and the driver of the pick-up, the accident is a catastrophe that will affect many lives for many years. Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in such an accident may wish to consult one of the accident lawyers at Leisawitz Heller in Reading. The firm's accident attorneys can provide helpful advice, including an evaluation of the facts and law that will determine the outcome of the case.
Source: Reading Eagle, "Reading man killed in crash on Route 183 in Penn Township," Steven Henshaw, May 30, 2017