York County, PA (October 10, 2023) – On Monday morning, October 9, in York County, an area of Interstate 83 was closed for seven hours due to a fatal accident.
After a two-car collision on Interstate 83 in York County at about 3:00 a.m., traffic was diverted around Exits 21 (Route 30) and 19A (Route 462) until just after 10:00 a.m.
The deceased victim was identified as a 47-year-old man from Baltimore County, Maryland, by the York County Coroner’s office.
Police say a tractor-trailer driver went against traffic and entered the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 near Exit 19. The man, driving a second vehicle, was entering I-83 from the southbound lane when he collided with the tractor-trailer.
The vehicle went over a guardrail embankment as a result. At the site, the man’s death was officially confirmed. It’s unclear, however, if anybody else was hurt.
Our deepest condolences are with the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are extended to any injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Deadly Multi-Car Wrecks in Pennsylvania
According to studies conducted and data collected over the previous year, the three types of auto accidents that occur most often in Pennsylvania are multi-driver accidents, T-bone accidents, and rear-end crashes. As a result of the fact that over 20,000 collisions involving several vehicles take place every year in Pennsylvania, motorists in that state should, unfortunately, be on high alert.
Accidents involving rear-end crashes are often the consequence of careless driving. By running red lights and stop signs, these negligent drivers are responsible for most rear-end collisions in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, determining who was at fault in an auto accident might be rather straightforward most of the time, but other times, it can be trickier than expected.
The severity of your injuries from a rear-end collision is directly related to the other driver’s speed. Most rear-end collisions happen when one motorist brakes abruptly, leading the vehicle behind them to ram into them.
If the individual who rear-ended you and severely injured you were not at fault, they should cover your medical expenses and lost earnings.
If a policyholder becomes incapacitated due to an auto accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and loss of future earning capacity.
Our Philadelphia and Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be at your side throughout the legal process. If you’ve been in a car accident in Cumberland, call us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with a York County personal injury lawyer who knows their way around Commonwealth law and can help you construct a strong claim that stands up in or out of court.
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