The accident involved two SUVs. One of the SUVs crossed over the center lines and crashed head-on into the other SUV. In the one vehicle was a driver and two passengers. All three were taken to nearby hospitals for their injuries. The driver later died at the hospital because of significant injuries.
In the other SUV was a driver, passenger and child who was secured in a child’s seat. They were all taken to nearby hospitals as well for treatment of their injuries.
Police have reported that none of their injuries are life threatening and they are expected to recover.
It has not been determined which SUV was at fault for crossing the center lines. Police have said that the weather was not a factor in the accident. Road conditions were fine other than being slightly wet. A truck driver who stopped at the scene of the accident, said the curve on New England Road can be dangerous. The speed limit is 35 mph, yet many travel much faster around the sharp curve, he said. An investigation by Allegheny County police will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident.
About one week earlier, another head-on collision occurred in Pennsylvania leaving three people dead. The driver who caused that crash crossed over the center lines as well. To read more about that story, you can visit our blog here.
If you have lost someone or have been seriously injured in an accident, consult the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free case evaluation. It is important to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and to seek compensation to help pay for damages you sustained in the accident.