DECEMBER 30, 2014 BY SAMUEL FISHMAN
On February 10, 2014, five men were injured as the result of a one car collision which occurred in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The crash occurred in Findley Township at the Clintonville Road overpass. Police reported that the one car accident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. and took out about 30 feet of the guardrail.
The 20 year old driver suffered a major injury and was transported from the scene to Grove City Medical Center. A 20 year old passenger suffered a moderate injury and three other passengers, aged 20, 20, and 21, suffered minor injuries. Each passenger was also transported to Grove City Medical Center.
Police believe that the accident occurred as the result of the driver operating his vehicle at a high rate of speed on a slippery road.
While Pennsylvania law has made it absolutely necessary that a driver take care to ensure that they are operating their vehicle at in a manned that is safe under the circumstances, drivers often fail to recognize the need to slow down when rain or ice so requires. Injuries that result due to a driver’s failure to properly control his or her vehicle could be the basis for a legal claim. If a driver negligently operates his or her vehicle causing injury and/or damage to another person, the negligent person can be held liable for the damage that he or she causes. This can include both economic and non-economic damages. Claims are often brought for damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of consortium, property damage, medical expenses (past and present), lost earning capacity, and more. People who have suffered injuries should contact a qualified personal injury attorney to assist them to maximize their potential financial recovery.
For the full article, see Go Erie at “In Brief: W. Pa. man dies after accident, driver arrested”