Greene Township, PA (September 5, 2023) – The latest in a series of deadly collisions in Franklin County claimed the lives of two people over the weekend.
According to troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police, two people were killed after their vehicles crashed on Lincoln Way East (U.S. Highway 30) in Greene Township at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.
A driver heading west crossed into the center turn lane and collided head-on with another driver. One of the motorists, described only as an adult male, was fatally hurt. Another man was taken to WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and declared deceased a short time later.
Meanwhile, the other driver and two passengers all suffered critical injuries, as reported by the police.
State police were aided by the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, as well as by West Shore EMS, Mont Alto EMS, and the Franklin County Coroner. The victims’ ages and residences were not included in the police report.
The state police plan to release further details in connection with their investigation at a later date.
We offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victims. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Car Accident Fatalities in Pennsylvania
Rear-end collisions, along with T-bone and head-on disasters, are the three most prevalent types of car accidents in Pennsylvania, according to research and data compiled over the last year. Since over 20,000 incidents involving several cars occur annually in Pennsylvania, drivers there must unfortunately be especially cautious.
Careless driving often results in rear-end collisions. Disobedient drivers cause the majority of rear-end incidents in Pennsylvania by running red lights and stop signs. Sometimes it’s easy to tell who was at blame in a rear-end incident, but other times it’s far more complicated.
In a rear-end accident, the severity of your injuries is proportional to the speed of the other vehicle. When one driver suddenly applies the brakes, the car behind them often has little choice except to slam into them, causing an accident.
The person who rear-ended you and seriously wounded you should pay for your medical bills and lost wages if they were not at fault.
Insurance companies may try to get out of paying for a policyholder’s long-term care or lost income and future earning potential if the policyholder is rendered incapable in an automobile accident.
Philadelphia and Pennsylvania automobile accident lawyers at Spear Greenfield will be by your side through every step of the legal process. Call us at (215) 600-0681 if you’ve been in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania. We’ll connect you with an attorney who is well-versed in Commonwealth law and can help you present a convincing case.
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