Cumberland County, PA – Man Fatally Injured in PA-581 Crash near Exit 5Pa Accident News
Cumberland County, PA (September 19, 2023) – A fatal car crash reported in Cumberland County on Sunday evening claimed one person’s life.
The accident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on September 17.
Reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Safety Press Officer Fritzi Schreffler indicate that two passenger vehicles were involved in a collision on the eastbound side of Pennsylvania Route 581. The incident blocked the roadway near the on-ramp from Route 15 at Exit 5.
A tow truck responded to the scene and began to provide assistance with removing the damaged vehicles. For unknown reasons, a third vehicle crashed into the back of the tow truck.
One person involved in the accident was fatally injured. The victim, identified as a 28-year-old male, was pronounced deceased on-site.
Multiple other victims suffered injuries as a result of the crash.
Investigations into the accident are underway.
We hope that injured victims recover quickly.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the man who died in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Pennsylvania
An average of three people die as a result of automobile accidents every day in Pennsylvania. These accidents add up to more than 1100 people losing their lives on roadways across our state each year.
In many instances, pedestrians lose their lives in accidents that are caused by drivers who are careless and reckless. When drivers speed, use their cell phones and become distracted, or engage in other negligent actions, they place the lives of innocent people at risk of being harmed. Unfortunately, these and other acts of negligence contribute to approximately 90 percent of all accidents across the United States every year.
After losing a loved one in a fatal collision, families are able to take legal action against the responsible parties. Filing a wrongful death claim can provide your family with financial relief for some of the damages you face. This can include recovering compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses.
- Medical bills for the victim after the accident and prior to their passing.
- Lost income and future earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death.
- Loss of companionship and consortium.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be recovered. It is in your best interest to seek guidance from a wrongful death lawyer in Cumberland County. Your attorney will be able to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf so that your family has the financial resources you need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of your loved one. However, our compassionate and experienced legal team will do everything in our power to ensure that you are provided with justice and compensation for the damages and losses sustained due to another’s negligence. Our free consultations provide an invaluable opportunity for our clients to discuss their cases with us so they can feel secure believing that they have access to resources and support during a difficult time. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident, contact our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 right away.