Bradley Moss, 44, had been a passenger in a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck reportedly driven by a 14-year-old girl. The girl had apparently been in some sort of accident that left the Dakota stopped broadside on Route 408 in Troy Township, Crawford County. Mr. Moss was inspecting the damage to the vehicle when struck by a Subaru Legacy driven by Thomas O. Keyes, 23, of Titusville.
Mr. Moss was taken to Titusville Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The fatal Crawford County car accident occurred near 7:20 p.m. just east of Green Acres Golf Course.
Police have not offered an explanation as to why the 14-year-old was driving or how the initial accident occurred. Unfortunately, as unusual as the circumstances seem, fatal accidents to pedestrians that follow earlier collisions are not that unusual. Too often, motorists involved in a minor collision worry first about the damage instead of moving to a position of safety. Sometimes, drivers who were responsible for the first Pennsylvania car accident may be held liable for the second, fatal collision as well.
Of course, it’s far too soon to offer any opinion about fault or liability in a case like this one where the investigation is still in its early stages and much remains to be learned.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Moss’ family during this difficult time.