Adams County, PA – Michael Peterson Loses Life in Multi-Vehicle Truck Wreck on PA-116 near Honda RdPa Accident News
Adams County, PA (October 21, 2023) – The Pennsylvania State Police out of Gettysburg confirmed that 24-year-old Michael Peterson of Hanover, Pennsylvania, lost his life as a result of a fatal car accident that occurred on Thursday, October 19.
According to authorities, multiple vehicles were involved in a collision on Pennsylvania Route 116. Reports indicate that a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu collided with a semi-truck on the roadway near the intersection of Honda Road. The impact of the crash caused the Chevrolet to spin out and strike a utility pole near the road. The driver of the vehicle became trapped and had to be extricated by United Hook and Ladder Company #33.
The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as Peterson, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Authorities confirmed that he later passed away from his injuries.
At this time, the state police are investigating to determine what caused the accident to occur.
We offer our condolences to the family of Michael Peterson at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is incredibly difficult to accept. Unfortunately, more than 1,000 people die as a result of motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania every year. In many instances, we see people die as a result of fatal accidents caused by some form of negligence. When drivers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, or engaging in other negligent actions, they can cause severe accidents that ultimately take the lives of innocent people.
When accidents involve multiple vehicles, there is a far greater chance that a person will be fatally injured. Multiple vehicles significantly increase the force of the collision and how long it takes for law enforcement to make it to the scene to render aid to victims.
Unfortunately, families who lose loved ones in fatal collisions are often left to deal with overwhelming consequences. After losing a loved one, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against those who are responsible. A wrongful death lawyer in Adams County can guide your family through the legal process and help to ensure you are able to get the maximum possible compensation for your losses and damages.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand the overwhelming challenges that an automobile collision can have on your life and your family. That’s why our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers is committed to helping you through this difficult time by fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive fair compensation. We are passionate about what we do and will not rest until we obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 for a free consultation, and let our dedicated personal injury lawyers help you seek justice and begin the journey toward recovery. Remember, at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our clients’ well-being always comes first.