The Pennsylvania State Police reported an auto accident that occurred in Northampton County three days after Christmas. An Easton resident lost his life in the crash. The fatal auto accident happened in the late afternoon.
A preliminary accident report indicates that a 23-year-old man driving a car was southbound in Williams Township on Route 611 when a pickup truck crossed over the center line from the northbound traffic lanes. A head-on collision was unavoidable, and both vehicles spun out of control. The pickup truck rolled onto its roof, and the 36-year-old driver suffered injuries of undisclosed severity. He was transported to a medical facility, and a hospital spokeswoman declined comment on his condition.
Sadly, the driver of the sedan was killed at the accident scene. A collision analyst of the Pennsylvania State Police and a reconstruction team is reportedly part of the team that is investigating the accident. Police declined to reveal whether any criminal charges are pending against the driver of the pickup truck.
The Pennsylvania family who lost their loved one in this auto accident is naturally facing a difficult time emotionally, with the added burden of end-of-life arrangements and the related expenses. Claims for financial relief may be pursued in a civil court. The successful presentation of a wrongful death claim requires appropriate evidence of negligence that is found to have caused or substantially contributed to the fatality. Once accomplished, a monetary judgment may be entered to cover documented financial losses and emotional damages resulting from the tragedy.
Source: accidentsinus.com, "Northampton County, PA : One person dead after a two-vehicle crash on Route 611 in Williams Township on Monday afternoon, December 28, 2015", Dec. 28, 2015