A head-on collision between two of three vehicles involved in a crash in Antrim Township proved deadly for one of the drivers involved. The occupants of a 2003 Buick Century, a man and two minor children, were transported to Meritus Medical Center following the crash. The driver, a 76-year-old man from Greencastle, was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The two minor children and the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision were reported to have suffered minor injuries.
The crash happened on the evening of Dec. 3 as the Buick was traveling northbound on U. S. Highway 11 near Molly Pitcher Highway. Police say a southbound 2002 Chevrolet Suburban was slowing down as it approached another vehicle stopped to make a left turn when a Volkswagen Jetta struck it in the rear. After striking the Suburban, the Volkswagen, driven by a 20-year-old man from Waynesboro, swerved into northbound traffic and collided with the Buick driven by the man who died in the crash. Why the Volkswagen driver swerved and struck the Suburban was not immediately known, according to authorities.
Families who lose loved ones in fatal car crashes may benefit from pursuing a wrongful death claim when their loss was caused by a driver's negligent or reckless driving behavior. Survivors of a car accident victim might benefit from bringing a wrongful death lawsuit to recover their economic and noneconomic losses when attempts to negotiate settlement of their claims with the responsible party fail.
Survivors who decide to pursue a wrongful death action can recover the costs and expenses they incurred attending to their loved ones final affairs and paying for emergency and medical care provided at and after the accident. They may also be able to recover future economic losses, which could be used to better insure the future of dependents of the decedent.