Halifax, PA – Stephen Gimmi Killed in Fatal Car Accident on PA-147Pa Accident News
Halifax, PA (March 16, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, March 16, a man was killed in a fatal car accident that took place on a major roadway in Halifax.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 4:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of PA-147 near the area of Peters Mountain Road. Police confirmed that 43-year-old Rindy Martin was traveling at a high rate of speed on the roadway when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle while going around a curve in the road. This caused him to cross the center line of traffic, colliding with the front of a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Stephen Gimmi. Gimmi’s vehicle became airborne and landed on a guardrail alongside the road.
Police confirmed that, after Martin struck the vehicle, his own car struck the guardrail as well and then burst into flames. A witness was able to pull Martin out of his vehicle through the sunroof. However, Gimmi was trapped in his vehicle.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help. Gimmi was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Martin was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, though his current condition is not yet known.
Police did not say if any charges are being brought at this time. The accident was so severe that the roadway was blocked for several hours.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Car accidents happen every hour of the day throughout Pennsylvania, some of which are minor and others that are life-altering and catastrophic in nature. In just eight hours, it is estimated that one life is taken due to fatal car accidents within the state. The truth is, many fatal collisions can be prevented but continue to occur due to the reckless acts of others. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a car accident. Having the help of a Halifax car accident attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected after you have lost someone closest to you. You will need to prove that the following elements were present to successfully move forward with a claim:
- The driver owed your loved one a duty of care
- The driver breached the duty of care
- The breach in duty led to the fatal accident
- The fatal accident resulted in various damages
If you have lost someone you love in a collision, speaking with a Halifax wrongful death attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make moving forward.
Halifax Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in accidents. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be on emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help your family when you need it the most. We will help you obtain compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects so that you can get back on your feet. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Halifax at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help you at this time.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.