Car crashes happen for any number of reasons, with some caused by distractions, others caused by reckless behavior and still others a result of medical emergencies. Regardless of the cause, crashes put the lives of those involved at risk.

A crash in Pennsylvania put two people at risk on May 18 when a Jeep Patriot and Hyundai Sonata collided with one another. The crash happened at approximately 5:00 p.m., at the start of rush hour.

The head-on collision was severe enough that two people had to be flown to the hospital. The driver of the Jeep had been trapped inside the vehicle, and first responders were needed to free them.

Whenever it takes extra help to extricate victims from a collision, you know that it’s serious. There has been no update on the condition of the two victims who had to be flown to the hospital in this case, but if helicopter services were needed, it’s safe to say that they were in poor condition at the time of the crash.

If you are in a head-on collision like this one, you may also need to be rushed to a hospital. You may have serious injuries such as bleeding on the brain, a concussion, deep lacerations or injured organs. Internal bleeding from the impact, whiplash and other injuries may occur as well.

No matter how you feel after a crash, seek medical care right away. Your health comes first, even if there is anger or frustration over the cause of the crash. Don’t delay treatment, and keep records so that your attorney can begin your claim.