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Berks county man dead, his wife injured, after head-on collision

Trying to get to the bottom of a situation or incident can have many twists and turns that can make it difficult to get to the root of the story. It can be the same with car accidents, sometimes it's a matter of putting the puzzle pieces together to get to the bottom of it. There can be several people involved or reasons behind a car accident, which is important when determining fault. Recently, a driver crossed over the center line of the highway and hit another driver and his passenger head-on.

The accident was under investigation a Honda Santa Fe abruptly crossed over the center line of Route 23 near Main street in Caenaveron Township. The vehicle driving in the other direction, a Ford C-Max, was then hit head-on with the driver succumbing to his injuries due to being trapped in the vehicle, while the passenger, the man's wife was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The puzzle pieces have yet to come together as to why the drive of the Santa Fe crossed the center line.

Losing control of a vehicle and crossing over into oncoming traffic isn't as uncommon behavior as you might think. Many factors can play into a driver's decision to ultimately stray from their lane. Sometimes intoxication is to blame, other times fatigue or distracted driving behaviors could have played a role. Either way, these instances are very dangerous for many reasons and can result in serious injuries and even death to the people involved in the car accident.

Understanding the why, who and how behind a car accident will answer much of the question, who is at fault? When a person is a fault, they often carry the brunt of the liability and thus a person who is injured, in say a wrong way driving accident, can collect based on negligence. Injuries from a car accident can be life-altering and long-term so it's good to know your options if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident.

Source:, "Berks County man dies, 2 people seriously injured in Caernarvon Township crash Monday," Lindsey Blest, May 8, 2018

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