One person has died and five others were injured after a car accident in Franklin County on the morning of Aug. 15. The accident happened on Route 30 near the Mount View Avenue Intersection.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the crash occurred when a westbound vehicle driven by a 63-year-old man drifted into the path of the 51-year-old male victim's car. The impact caused the victim's car to spin; it finally came to rest on the highway's northern shoulder. The wrong-way driver continued into a third vehicle, striking the front of its bumper.
The PCP was assisted by EMS units from West Shore and Fayetteville. The male driver whose car was struck first suffered cardiac arrest at the scene and was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital. Both of the operators of the other cars were airlifted to York Hospital. The three teenage passengers in the third vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated at Chambersburg Hospital. An investigation is continuing and it is unclear as to why the first driver drifted into opposite lanes.
A fatal car accident often leaves family members with financial strain; after settling final expenses and potential property damage, next-of-kin may be faced with future difficulties. If a family believes that their loved one died from the negligence of another driver or party, they may wish to seek a wrongful death claim and attempt to reclaim damages for their pain and suffering as a direct result of the accident. A civil suit may benefit from the professional guidance of a personal injury attorney.