Posted on February 25, 2018
1 person was confirmed dead by the coroner and 6 others injured in a Colerain Township head-on collision in Pennsylvania. The crash involved 2 vehicles early Saturday afternoon and occurred when a black Honda minivan and a Toyota pickup truck crashed into one another. The victim of the crash has not yet been identified, a family must be notified first.
Six people were taken to the hospital for varying injuries and one of these people was in critical condition, but stable. In the statement from police, the minivan was traveling when it attempted to pass a white box truck but unfortunately did not see the pickup truck coming. Both vehicles tried to swerve into a field to miss one another, causing them to collide.
Just as in the Colerain Township Head-on collision accident, there are many accidents caused by improper passing. Passing another vehicle on the roads is something that everybody has to do at some point. However, when an improper passing maneuver is implemented and it results in a crash, a driver could be held liable for injuries that result. This is because drivers are always supposed to make sure that there is enough space to make a pass. They must also use turn signals when passing to let others know of their intentions. Sometimes, however, a driver will make a ‘blind pass,’ which is when passing drivers do not have a complete view of oncoming traffic. This is a reckless action and will almost always lead to injuries when an accident occurs.
If somebody has improperly passed another vehicle and an accident resulted, they have acted negligently and may be responsible for your resulting medical bills. They may have received a citation. Though this is very helpful in your case, it does not give rise to automatic liability. You may be able to use this information to show that a driver acted carelessly. Always consider what needs to happen after your accident, from speaking with the police to receiving medical attention, to gathering information of everyone on the scene. We can help you in your time of need if you have fallen victim to a negligent driver on the roadways. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we care about your case. Call us today at 888-208-1810 for more information.