Involvement in a car accident can be rather traumatizing. No matter if the accident is very serious or minor in nature, the aftermath of the accident will most likely have a psychological effect on the persons involved in the accident. Less severe car crashes where people in the crash are not seriously injured or dead as a result of the crash tend to be more annoying than anything else. That is not to say that these crashes do not carry with them a level of panic and fear. However, dealing with the accident afterwards is more of a logistical nuisance.
In Worcester Township, there was a two-car accident involving a teen and an elderly woman. Apparently, the teen driver misjudged a curve in the road and ended up hitting another vehicle. According to police reports, the teen driver crossed into the woman's lane causing the crash. The woman was taken to the hospital for injuries, but the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The driver that caused the accident was issued a citation.
When driving, constant attention has to be paid to what is going on. All drivers have to be aware of what they are doing as well as what all the other drivers on the road are doing. Failure to do this is most likely when accidents take place. Moreover, negligent drivers are probably the cause of a number of roadway accidents. Drivers owe a duty to all of the other drivers on the road to drive responsibly. Negligence in driving occurs when this doesn't happen which usually results in an accident.
Those involved in car accidents have the ability to utilize the courts to be made whole. This means that filing a claim against the person or persons at fault for the accident can result in a monetary award from the court.
Source: Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch, "Souderton Woman Injured in Worcester Accident," Tony Di Domizio, Sept. 23, 2013