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Possible wrongful death claim following fatal Pennsylvania crash?

Being involved in any type of accident is an unfortunate consequence of being a motorist in Pennsylvania. However, when an individual is involved in a fatal accident, the effect it can have on the decedent's loved ones can be life-altering. Recently, a woman was killed in an accident that could potentially bring a wrongful death claim because of the apparent negligence of another driver.

A recent two-vehicle accident on an early Saturday morning led to the death of one driver. The victim was killed when a police vehicle reportedly ran a stop sign. Reports indicate that, as a result, the deceased driver crashed into the trooper's vehicle. She was later declared deceased at the scene of the accident.

The trooper in the passenger seat had to be cut from the vehicle following the collision. Both officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified, but non-life threatening injuries. The report notes that at the time of the accident, the officers were not responding an emergency. The accident is being reconstructed as part of the continuing investigation.

Car accidents can lead to life-altering consequences for families when dealing with the aftermath of the wreck. This tragic Pennsylvania accident is undoubtedly even more complicated than the average crash because of those involved in the wreck. The decedent’s family in this report can potentially file a wrongful death claim, which can assist in ensuring that they are able to take care of their loved one’s funeral expenses. Any evidence from the accident’s investigation that proves the wreck was caused by the allegedly negligent actions of the driver running the stop sign can assist in proving the family’s claim.

Source: pennlive.com, "Pa. woman killed as State Trooper runs stop sign in patrol vehicle", John Luciew, July 7, 2014

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