The dangers of the road are well known to Pennsylvania residents. Most do their best to follow traffic laws to preserve the safety of all those who are driving. However, there are times when an unexpected occurrence can rear its head, causing a car accident much like a recent incident in Kuztown, Pennsylvania.
An accident involving a flatbed truck and another car was reported in the late morning hours. Following a police investigation, it was determined that the flatbed truck crossed the median and collided with a car that was travelling in the opposite direction. According to the truck driver, the brakes in his vehicle stopped functioning properly. As a result of this accident, the driver of the car was trapped in the car for about forty minutes before police rescued her from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The driver of the flatbed truck was not injured.
Car accidents such as the Kutztown incident can pose significant threats to one’s wellbeing. Serious or even life-threatening injuries can occur when unexpected incidents occur on the road. Because of the severe nature these accidents can carry, determining the cause of the accident is of the utmost importance. If it is determined that the accident was due to the negligence of an individual, compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and more can possibly be recovered. While the precise cause of the accident above is yet to be determined, legal guidance from an experienced attorney can help set the stage for a thorough and just outcome, allowing a victim to more-easily begin the road to the recovery.
While the road can be a dangerous place, accidents such as the Kuztown incident are, in the grand scheme, relatively rare. However, drivers can have a bit of reassurance that if an unfortunate car collision does occur, proper legal assistance can sometimes help the victim achieve just compensation.
Source: 69 News WFMZ-TV News, “Seriously injured woman freed from wrecked car near Kutztown,” April 18, 2014