When one vehicle full of passengers collides with another, there is sure to be some serious injuries. At least 5 and possibly 8 people were injured in a motor vehicle accident in North Versailles this afternoon. The crash occurred in the 200 block of Lincoln Highway just after 4:00 p.m. A helicopter had to be brought in to fly one victim to the hospital.
Police say that the Allegheny County crash happened when a mini-van made a U-turn in front of another vehicle. At the time of the accident, there were 3 people in the car and 5 people in the mini-van. According to police and paramedics, one victim was flown to the hospital with a serious, possibly catastrophic injury to the head. Four other victims were taken to local hospitals, although the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The seriousness of a crash like this cannot be overstated. The apparent need to remain aware and alert while behind the wheel remains a detrimental necessity. Unfortunately, blind spots and utter negligence still play a role on the road, and someone will be held accountable for the injuries suffered today.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand that these kinds of accidents can sneak up on you. Many people who are otherwise very attentive drivers may find themselves in a similar crash. In any event, constant awareness is always crucial to prevented tragedy. We understand that while an accident might be just that, someone must be held liable for severe injuries, and we maintain our dedication to the victims. If you have been injured in a car accident, call 888-208-1810 today.