Three people were killed – with two others being seriously injured – as a result of a head-on collision that took place over the weekend on Route 30 in North Huntingdon, PA. The names of the victims have not yet been released and the details about what caused the crash are still under investigation.
According to a police report released by the North Huntingdon Township Police Department, a vehicle traveling westbound on Route 30 crossed over into the eastbound lane, striking another vehicle head-on. The crash reportedly occurred around 6:00pm near the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi dealership.
Emergency personnel closed down portions of Route 30 for more than four hours but have since reopened. While law enforcement was able to determine how the accident occurred, an investigation is still underway to find out what caused the westbound driver to vear into the other lane.
Possible Causes of Head-On Collision
A head-on collision can occur for a number of reasons, including:
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to adhere to traffic laws
- Poor weather conditions and/or low visibility
- Driver error
Head-on collisions, like other types of motor vehicle accidents may also be caused by a defective auto part such as brake systems, wheels and tires. While all car accidents can result in traumatic injuries, the injuries one can sustain in a head-on collision are often catastrophic, requiring surgery, rehabilitation and in some cases, lifelong care.
If you or someone you love was injured in a head-on collision or any other type of motor vehicle accident in the Pittsburgh area, don’t wait to call a lawyer. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your case and advocate for you and your family’s rights for the compensation you need to get through this difficult time.
Contact a Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Car Accident Case in Pennsylvania
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a car accident in Pennsylvania? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Matzus Law, LLC represent clients injured because of motor vehicle accidents in Pittsburgh, Butler, Greenburg, Washington, and throughout Pennsylvania. Call 412-206-5300 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 310 Grant Street, Suite 3210, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.
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