More vehicles involved in a roadway collision generally means more people who may sustain injuries or fatalities. A recent three-vehicle collision in Pennsylvania has so far claimed the lives of three victims and left a fourth with head injuries.
The crash occurred last Thursday afternoon on Route 145 in Lehigh Township. Vehicles involved included two cars and a motorcycle. A 91-year-old male driver of a southbound vehicle allegedly caused the accident by colliding head-on with a motorcycle and another car after a sudden swerve. His 86-year-old wife, who was riding alongside him as a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene, and he followed her in death at a local hospital the next day as a result of multiple blunt force traumas.
The other fatality in the crash was the motorcyclist, a 63-year-old who had been wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Like the 91-year-old driver, the motorcyclist died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, sustained injuries when her head hit the windshield. Her current condition is unknown, although authorities confirm that she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.
While it is not known what caused the 91-year-old driver to swerve, authorities have ruled his death an accident.
This incident demonstrates that there is nothing fair about car accidents. The worst can happen even to those, such as the motorcyclist, who take the proper safety precautions. Nevertheless, even though accidents themselves are not fair, those affected by a car accident, whether directly or indirectly, have the right to seek justice and may wish to consult an attorney.