Aliquippa, PA – Lorie Thomas Killed in Fatal Car Crash on I-376
Aliquippa, PA (February 19, 2023) – A woman was killed, and others sustained serious injuries in a fatal car accident on an Aliquippa roadway on Friday night, February 17.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 11 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-376 around the area of exit 45. Police confirmed that a total of three vehicles became involved in a collision. Firstly, a Honda Civic was traveling west in the wrong lane of traffic when it became involved in a collision with a Toyota RAV4. The Honda then slammed into a Subaru Forester before it came to a stop, causing severe damage to the involved vehicles.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside the Subaru, who has since been identified as 60-year-old Lorie Thomas, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The drivers of the Honda and Subaru sustained serious injuries and were both airlifted to local hospitals for treatment.
Police confirmed that the driver of the Honda had an open container of alcohol on the floor of their car. The driver also smelled like alcohol, though police did not state if they were intoxicated at the time of the collision.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents have, unfortunately, been increasing on our roads in the state of Pennsylvania over recent years. Hundreds of lives are taken every month in the state due to the recklessness of others. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 1,059 people were killed in fatal car accidents within the state. Losing somebody you love in a fatal car accident can be an impactful time in your life. If you have sustained these immense losses, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Nobody knows just how much a severe car accident will impact their life until it happens to them. Unfortunately, a claim becomes even more complex when a loved one’s life has been taken prematurely. Family members wonder where they can turn both emotionally and financially after a fatal collision. As you are grieving, you may wonder where you can turn for the help you deserve. Speaking with an Aliquippa wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected during these challenging times.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are here to help you get back on your feet after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal collision. Our attorneys have years of combined experience handling accident claims and will help you navigate the legal system for the first time. We will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
We are here to help you and your family during one of the most difficult things that you have ever experienced. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Aliquippa at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.