Two women were killed in a collision in Fulton County on June 21, according to a recent report. The accident took place at about 10:42 a.m. on U.S. 522. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the fatal car accident happened when one of the women crossed the centerline and collided with the other woman who was driving on the opposite direction.
A 28-year-old woman from Hancock was driving a Chevrolet along the highway when she crossed the centerline while attempting to navigate a curve. The other driver, a 72-year-old woman from Needmore, tried to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. The Chevrolet collided with the front left side of the Needmore woman's Lincoln. Police were not sure what caused the Chevrolet to cross the centerline.
The driver of the Chevrolet was declared dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Lincoln had to be rescued from her vehicle by emergency responders. She was then taken to War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, but she was declared dead at the hospital later.
In this case, a lawyer representing the family of the driver of the Lincoln might wait for the results of the police investigation along with any witness statements to decide if there is enough evidence establishing negligence on the part of the driver of the Chevrolet to support a wrongful death claim. If there is enough evidence, the lawyer might suggest naming the 28-year-old woman's estate as a defendant in the case. Through that action, the family might be able to collect compensation for lost financial support and the cost of medical treatment the victim received prior to her death.