State College, PA (August 6, 2018) On Monday afternoon, around 1:45 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident occurred involving a mini-van and a regular sized vehicle on Interstate 99. The vehicles was traveling northbound when the collision occurred. The mini-van rolled over and landed in the grass, and the position of the van trapped the female passenger inside. The Alpha Fire Company cut off the roof of the vehicle in order to remove the passenger. The EMS then transported the female passenger along with two other injured victims to the hospital. Officials closed off the Waddle Road exit for about an hour until the accident cleared.
Investigators are investigating the accident to determine the cause and who is at fault.
The most common cause of vehicle accidents is distracted driving, which includes using a cell phone, applying makeup, programming a GPS, conversing with another passenger, or driving under the influence. Using a phone while driving is the most common form of distracted driving because most drivers believe they can multi-task. However, it only takes a few seconds of being distracted for an accident to occur. Distracted driving is a form of negligence, which also has consequences for drivers who do not comply with the law.
Because multiple passengers went to the hospital for injuries, it’s likely a personal injury lawsuit will be filed with the help of a personal injury attorney. If investigators discover that the cause of the accident was negligent behavior, then the injured victims will be eligible to receive compensation for their injuries.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand how common accidents occur because of distracted driving. Because injuries could be life-altering, we commit to our clients’ cases until they receive adequate compensation for any damages and losses. If you, or someone you love, received injuries in a car accident, call (215) 731-9900.