Harrisburg, PA – Double Fatality in I-81 Wreck

Harrisburg, PA – Double Fatality in I-81 Wreck

Harrisburg, PA (October 10, 2020) – A man from Enola and a woman from Allentown were killed on Interstate 81 on Friday, October 9th after an 18-year-old driver traveling at a high rate of speed struck their car while attempting to change lanes. Pennsylvania State Police said.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, at about 6:15 p.m., 42-year-old Shaun A. Yuhas, and Linda M. Silva, 50, were traveling southbound along Interstate 81 in Harrisburg when Xavier Cruz, 18, a resident of Harrisburg executed an unsafe lane change. 

Cruz’s vehicle struck the driver’s side of the other car, causing it to collide with two light poles before it came to a stop on the shoulder.

Cruz struck a concrete barrier but was unharmed during the accident. Both Silva and Yuhas were pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency Medical Services and the Susquehanna Township Volunteer Fire Department both assisted at the crash site.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims, Mr. Shaun Yuhas and Mrs. Linda Silva, at this time.

Fatal Car Crashes in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA - Double Fatality in I-81 Wreck

Vehicle collisions take place every day in the state of Pennsylvania. In any one day, an average of 220 car accidents occurs, most of which leave their victims suffering from severe injuries. Some of the most frequently-occurring car accident injuries are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, damage to internal organs, fractures, serious burns, and more. 

Pennsylvania car accidents send many victims to the hospital each year. On top of that, victims will typically miss out on time at work, which can have an enormous financial impact on their lives. Victims might wonder where they can turn, which is why they should speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney in their time of need. Having an attorney by your side can help you as you gather evidence that you can use to prove your claim. They can also ensure that you meet all deadlines in your claim, which is why it is important to act quickly.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys are here to help you every step of the way when it comes to your car accident case. We are here for you in your time of need after you have been injured in a car accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys will help you gain compensation for a wide array of aspects so that you can move forward. If you have been injured and wonder where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your options.

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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.