Countless cars travel the roads of Pennsylvania each and every day. Thankfully, the vast majority of motorists complete their journeys without incident. Unfortunately, it doesn't always end that way. As a recent accident shows, the negligence of a driver can cause tragedy in just an instant.
Every motorist knows that construction zones cause slowdowns, especially on major roads such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike. As long as ever vehicle follows the speed adjustments and pays close attention to the surroundings, accidents can be avoided. This is now what happened in this case, however.
A tractor trailer driven by a New York man was speeding through the zone and eventually crashed into the rear of a woman's vehicle. This collision set off a chain reaction; the woman's car struck the rear of a car in front of her which then struck an SUV in front of the car. The two people in the car struck by the woman's vehicle were injured and the woman died from the impact. The driver of the SUV and the driver of the tractor trailer were not harmed in the crash.
When any type of accident, including car accidents, are caused by negligence, those affected may be able to pursue legal action. In this case, the family of the woman who died may be able to recover damages from the driver of the tractor trailer. It's impossible to replace the life of a loved one, but legal action may be able to make the recovery for family members more comfortable. Seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can help those in such situations.