A 67-year-old Pennsylvania woman recently lost her life in a sobering Allegheny County car accident. Another woman and three young children were also injured in the wreck. Police are now investigating exactly what happened, but high speed is believed to have played a part in this tragic car accident.
Authorities believe the woman, a resident of West Deer, was driving west on Route 908 when her vehicle crossed into a lane of traffic going the opposite direction. Her vehicle struck a van that was being driven by a woman traveling with her three children. The occupants of the van all sustained minor injuries and they were all transported to local hospitals by a private vehicle. The 67-year-old driver who struck the mother and her children passed away at the scene of the car accident.
Authorities are currently investigating why the woman crossed over into a lane of oncoming traffic. High speed is being considered as a factor, but there have been no reports on whether any other external conditions may have played a role. Once the accident investigation is complete, the report will be available to the families, and may help answer some of the questions they have concerning the incident.
When a fatal car accident occurs anywhere in Pennsylvania, investigators immediately begin to search for the causal factors involved. If negligence is named as a factor in this crash, it could help bolster any claims the victim may for herself or on behalf of her children, should she decide to seek compensation through the woman’s estate. Any time someone takes his or her eyes off the road or is even momentarily distracted, tragic circumstances can occur.