Union County, PA (December 15, 2023) – On Friday afternoon, between Union and Northumberland Counties, a major roadway was closed due to a deadly pedestrian crash that involved a tractor-trailer and a 77-year-old woman.
A 77-year-old woman from Milmont, Union County, was killed in the accident on Friday at around 11:00 a.m., according to the Union County Coroner’s Office. Upon arrival at the scene in the area of 300 Market Street, Seargent Fred Hetrick of the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department said that the woman had suffered critical injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene, despite life-saving measures attempted by paramedics. No further details were released, and it’s unclear if citations are pending. The driver of the truck was unharmed, however. An investigation is still ongoing at this time.
We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased woman’s loved ones.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania
According to data collected from Pennsylvania roadways over the last year, rear-end crashes are the second most prevalent kind of car accident. More than 20,000 incidents each year involving several vehicles are reported in Pennsylvania, so drivers there should exercise extra caution.
Reckless driving is a frequent cause of accidents. In Pennsylvania, cars that disregard traffic lights are the primary cause of rear-end accidents. Sometimes, it’s easy to see who’s at blame in a rear-end incident, but other times, it might be more complicated.
In a rear-end collision, the degree of injury is largely determined by the speed of the vehicle that caused the collision. Most rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly stops, sending the vehicle in front of them careening into oncoming traffic.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, the irresponsible driver should cover your medical expenses and lost income. If a policyholder is rendered permanently disabled due to a vehicle accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for the policyholder’s long-term care or lost income and future earning potential.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Philadelphia or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, Spear Greenfield is here to help. If you’ve been in a car accident in Pennsylvania, give us a call at (215) 600-0681. If you need the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Union County who is well-versed in Commonwealth law, get in touch with our team.
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