Drivers in Schuylkill and across Pennsylvania will understand that any auto accident leaves them in jeopardy of suffering injuries and even fatalities. Some types of crashes are more dangerous than others, and a head-on collision is among the worst. For people who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one in a fatal head-on crash, knowing the reason it happened is key.

According to a recent report, a head-on auto accident in the early morning hours led to three people dying and another being hospitalized in critical condition. The accident occurred just after 4 a.m. when a 31-year-old man was heading south and went over the center line, crashing into a northbound vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old man. Emergency responders reported to the scene. Both drivers were dead. A 17-year-old male was in the second vehicle and died. A third person in the back of that vehicle, a 20-year-old male, was taken to the hospital, critically hurt. The accident is still under investigation.

With any accident, there can be a multitude of causes. Distracted driving, driving under the influence, drowsy driving, speeding and more can lead to a crash with injuries and death. For those who died, funeral costs, lost wages and lost companionship will all be issues to consider. When there are injuries in a catastrophic accident, the person could need medical care – with its accompanying costs – for an extended period and might never return to normal functioning without the need for help to do even the most basic tasks.

For the families suffering the loss of loved ones after this auto accident and the person who survived in critical condition, there is much to consider. There must be an investigation to try and discover the cause and then steps must be taken to move forward with a legal filing after this car crash.