Fatal Crash in Washington TownshipA head-on collision on Route 66 in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, has left one man dead and five others injured. Three of those injured, had to be airlifted to local hospitals, including two children who were transported to Children’s Hospital.  The accident is still under investigation, but authorities believe a white truck crossed over the center lines and struck the two vehicles head on. Route 66 was closed for several hours.

It has not been confirmed, however, most head-on collisions result from distracted driving. Distracted driving is not only illegal it is deadly. Texting is the biggest form of distracted driving we see today and sadly, innocent lives are being lost because of it.  Do your part by avoiding distractions in the vehicle and never text and drive.  

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Pursuing a claim after losing a loved one will never fill the void left by a loved one’s passing away. It is not a matter of profiting for the family left behind, but rather recovering.  The recovery of damages can alleviate the unexpected funeral costs and expenses accrued when a loved one passes.

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The others who were injured in the accident have rights to compensation as well.  A personal injury claim may be pursued. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.


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WTAE, “Route 66 reopens after fatal accident in Washington Township, Westmoreland County”

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