A recent accident on Route 66 in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, has left one dead and two others injured. Based on initial reports of what transpired, many are left wondering whether the accident could have been prevented.
The accident occurred close to 9 a.m. on Monday morning at the intersection of Poke Run Church Road and Route 66 when one car on was attempted to make a left turn and was struck. A fourth car in line also failed to stop, and a fifth car swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup heading in the opposite direction. A total of six vehicles were involved in the accident, which also led to several victims being taken to local hospitals. One 50-year-old man was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police suspect that inattentive driving may have played a role in the accident, and warn drivers not to text or do anything other than pay attention on the roads. They urge drivers to pay attention to what is happening in front of you on the roads. When it comes to such accidents, the family of a victim may want to determine whether negligent driving played a role.
If you have recently lost a family member in an accident, you may want to speak with a Wrongful death attorney to see whether you and your family may be entitled to compensation. You may be entitled to a settlement for pain and suffering as well as medical costs associated with the victim and even lost wages from your lost loved one.
Source: CBS Pittsburgh, “1 Dead, 2 Injured in Westmoreland Co. Multi-vehicle Crash,” By Ross Gudiotti, May 22, 2017