The accident occurred on Route 31 in Bullskin. Police reported that the tow truck was speeding at the time of the accident. He was unable to stop when he approached the intersection of Route 982, so he swerved into the other lane to avoid crashing into the stopped traffic.
However, when he swerved into the other lane, the victim also swerved into the other lane, to avoid being struck by the tow truck. As a result the tow truck crashed into the back of the victim’s car. Police said that the victim’s car ended up underneath the tow truck due to its size and the impact.
The driver of the car died due to his serious injuries. There was a passenger in the vehicle as well who was also injured. The extent of her injuries has not been released. The tow truck driver was not injured in the accident.
Rear-end collisions are happening more frequently due to speeding and distracted driving. When a person takes their eyes off of the road, even for just a second, they are delaying their reaction time to respond to what is in front of them, such as stopped traffic.
If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This claim is perused by family members of the deceased to recover damages sustained because of the accident. Although no amount of money can ever compensate you for your loss, our attorneys can help obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Contact Berger and Green today for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your claim.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Driver killed in Fayette County crash with tow truck”