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Multiple-vehicle car crash leads to one death and three injuries


There are many different roads conditions that people in Pennsylvania deal with as they drive throughout the year. Some of the most dangerous conditions occur during the winter when there is snow and ice on the roads, but the summer months can create problems as well. When it rains the roads are slicker, and hydroplaning can become an issue. Another problem that drivers need to deal with in the spring and summer is construction.

Roads may be reduced to one lane, or the lanes may be rerouted slightly or narrowed during a construction project. It is important that drivers pay attention when they enter construction zones to ensure that they can follow the changes in the road.

Construction may have been a factor in a fatal car accident involving five vehicles recently. While the investigation is ongoing and the cause is not certain, the accident did occur in an area where the lanes had recently been reduced.

The crash began when a dump truck struck the center median and then flipped, went through a guard rail and down an embankment. The dump truck was carrying slag dust which spilled onto the road and created a black cloud making visibility very difficult. This is what led to the four other vehicles crashing. The driver of the dump truck died and three other individuals were brought to the hospital with injuries.

While it is unclear what caused the dump truck to hit the center median, it is clear that the truck flipping and spreading slag dust caused the other vehicles to crash. These victims did nothing wrong, but are now dealing with injuries that required them to go to the hospital. Injuries associated with car crashes can be very severe and cost the victim both physically and financially.

There are many victims of car crashes in Pennsylvania each year and some will have catastrophic injuries as a result. These victims may want to seek compensation for their injuries. Doing so may provide them with the much-needed financial resources they need to recover from the crash.

Source: pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, "1 dead, 3 injured as series of crashes shuts down inbound Parkway North" Bryant Beiter, Christine D'Antonio, Lisa Washington, April 17, 2018

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