Mount Joy Township, PA (June 30, 2023) – The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office verified that a man was killed Thursday night, June 29, in a two-car accident in Lancaster County.
On Friday, the coroner’s office said the victim was a 55-year-old man from Elizabethtown.
According to the Northwest Regional Police Department, officers were initially sent to the collision scene at 6:15 p.m. The accident apparently occurred on Highway 743 in Mount Joy Township, between the exits for Highway 283 eastbound to Lancaster and Beverly Road.
The roadway was closed in both directions for several hours and did not reopen until 10:45 p.m.
Per the coroner’s office, the cause and manner of the victim’s death are still being determined. An investigation into the cause of the accident is also ongoing, though no further details about those involved have been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims and their families.
Auto Accident Fatalities in Pennsylvania
Millions of Americans are injured, and tens of thousands are killed in automobile accidents each year. In one recent year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claimed that 36,906 people died as a result of automobile accidents in the United States.
There are around 120,000 miles of roads and highways in Pennsylvania, with an estimated 102.8 billion miles of traffic every year. As could be expected, there were a lot of vehicle accidents across Pennsylvania in 2022 (115,938). Tragically, these incidents resulted in 1,179 deaths and 67,012 injuries.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the vast majority of auto accidents are caused by carelessness on the part of drivers. Negligent driving might include, among other things, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or while preoccupied with a cell phone.
However, if you have sustained catastrophic injuries or are uncertain of your legal rights after a car accident, obtaining compensation may seem like an uphill battle, even if you feel another driver’s careless activities caused your accident. Those unfortunate enough to be able to submit a claim owing to injuries have a voice and an opportunity to achieve justice after suffering injuries in an accident.
Spear Greenfield is one of the best legal firms in Pennsylvania and New Jersey because of its dedication to personalized care for each client. Get the justice and financial compensation you need after your accident from our legal team so that you may go on with your life.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help. After an accident, it’s normal to feel anxious, upset, and powerless. However, you should keep in mind that you have resources on your side. We can assist you in determining your legal rights and choices after a vehicle accident injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania and would want to speak with a lawyer about your legal options, please contact us at (215) 600-0681.
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