North East Township, PA (July 18, 2023) – Authorities in North East say that an accident left one woman dead and three others in serious condition on Sunday morning, July 16.
At around 10:00 a.m., reports of an accident near the intersection of Gay Road and East Lake Road in North East Township were fielded by local officers and state troopers.
The Pennsylvania State Police said a pickup truck heading west on Lake Road collided with an SUV that had stopped before advancing through the intersection.
The pickup truck’s front bumper collided with the driver’s side of the SUV, sending it rolling until it came to rest in the grass.
A 79-year-old woman, a nun, was killed. The SUV’s driver, a 75-year-old woman, was seriously injured and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Two other adults from the SUV and two children from the pickup truck were sent to the hospital to evaluate their injuries. The Erie County Medical Examiner has not identified the victims, though the PSP is continuing its probe into the accident at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. The injured victims and their families are in our thoughts, and we hope for their full recovery.
Car Accident Fatalities in Pennsylvania
According to statistics provided by traffic specialists, more than a thousand people were killed or badly injured as a result of traffic accidents in Pennsylvania in a single year. Although many people were harmed across the state of Pennsylvania, these figures highlight how Philadelphia and other big cities in the state distort the data on accident injuries.
The roads and highways of the United States are not immune to tragic incidents. Like the rest of the country, distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving are serious issues in the Keystone State.
You may not know what to do after a major vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault. You may have to pay for things like medical treatment, automobile repairs, missed earnings, and more, in addition to coping with the stress of the accident and the pain of injuries. Having legal counsel can increase your chances of receiving the financial recompense you need to recover from your injuries.
An attorney can help you compile the necessary paperwork and ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines while filing your claim. It’s crucial to have prompt access to a good lawyer after an automobile accident. If you’ve been in a vehicle accident in the North East area, your first call should be to Spear Greenfield to talk with an experienced lawyer.
Our work to help those harmed in traffic accidents has been constant. If you’ve been hurt in an incident that wasn’t your fault, hiring an attorney is the first step in protecting your legal rights.
When a competent lawyer fights for an accident victim’s rights, the victim’s chances of receiving compensation improve dramatically. Victims may focus on recovery and moving on with their life once they have received fair compensation for their losses.
We will fight for the compensation you need after a reckless motorist caused your automobile accident and added worry and frustration to your life. Please call our office at (215) 600-0681 to speak with an attorney if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident.
Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post, including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social media platforms, as well as eyewitness accounts, about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request.
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