The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports a fatal Pennsylvania car accident occurred early Tuesday morning, January 11 on the McKees Rocks Bridge that claimed the life of a 68-year-old woman.
According to the article, the crash happened just before 7 a.m. A 55-year-old male driver was driving a Ford Explorer and crossing the bridge. Police state the man swerved into the opposing lane of traffic and struck the Toyota sedan in which the woman was a passenger head-on. While the Pennsylvania car crash is still being investigated, police believe the male driver swerved into oncoming traffic to attempt to pass a tractor-trailer that was in front of his vehicle.
The woman was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The man as well as the driver of the sedan sustained only minor injuries.
It is a sad fact that many motorists often drive recklessly, aggressively, or distracted and when they do so, they put others on the road at great risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Transportation (NHTSA) reports that 33,808 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2009 in the U.S. Another 2.22 million people were injured as a result of these crashes. In Pennsylvania, there were 1,256 fatalities in traffic accidents in 2009, and thousands more were injured.
It is the responsibility of all motorists to drive with the utmost care to ensure their safety and the safety of others. If a motorist fails to drive safely and a crash results because of their negligence, they can be held legally responsible for any injuries and damages that their actions caused.
At Anapol Weiss, our Pennsylvania car accident lawyers offer their legal skills and experience to anyone who has been injured in a car collision in Pennsylvania. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car crash caused by another driver’s negligence, contact our law firm. Call 1-866-735-2792 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.