A Ford F-150 driven by a 72-year-old Florida woman collided with a Honda Civic driven by 25-year-old man. The driver of the Ford allegedly crossed into the northbound lanes and struck the Civic, pushing it backwards. The Ford was severely damaged when it rolled onto its side before coming to a stop.
The female driver of the Ford reportedly received only moderate injuries. The driver of the Civic was declared dead at the scene of the accident, and the passengers in his car were seriously injured. The 22-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were flown to St. Luke’s University Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Ford was wearing her seat belt; reports suggest that none of the passengers in the Civic were wearing theirs.
The Pennsylvania State Police investigated the scene in the 2900 block area of Richlandtown Pike in the Springfield Township. Their reconstruction unit examined the accident, and the state police forensics unit collected evidence.
It can be difficult for a car accident victim to sort through all the difficulties that can arise after an accident occurs. Accidents like this one show that one simple action can lead to numerous injuries that may take some time to completely recover from.
Recovering from physical injuries is only complicated by attempts to recover medical expenses, lost income, vehicle repair or replacement and other costs related to the accident. An attorney may be able to help someone injured by another driver with a car accident claim. The attorney may use evidence collected during the police investigation to identify negligent parties.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live, “Allentown man killed in head-on crash in Bucks County”, Edward Sieger