Lancaster, PA – UPDATE: Woman Killed in Rte 222 Vehicle Wreck

Lancaster, PA – UPDATE: Woman Killed in Rte 222 Vehicle Wreck

Lancaster, PA (March 31, 2024) – Police released an update after a crash that occurred on Saturday morning and say that a woman has been pronounced dead from her injuries following the Route 222 accident.

Pennsylvania State Police Lancaster (PSP) stated that the wreck occurred around 8:30 a.m. after a BMW sedan broke down while traveling in the northbound left lane near Dry Tavern Road. Due to this, PSP reports that the driver, a 51-year-old York man, tried to pull over onto the left shoulder when a Porsche SUV driven by a 31-year-old man rear-ended the BMW.

Law enforcement says this led to a Nissan SUV, driven by a 25-year-old Ephrata man, colliding with the Porsche. A passenger of the BMW, a 38-year-old woman, later died from her injuries at Reading Hospital. All other drivers involved and a passenger in the Nissan SUV were also transported to Reading Hospital for moderate injuries, PSP added. Officers stated the roadway was closed for about five hours, but an investigation is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased woman’s family. Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery at this time.

Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to thousands of vehicle accidents annually, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities for many drivers. Like residents of many other states, Pennsylvanians may be particularly concerned about the dangers and risks of truck accidents occurring, especially when it comes to traversing the multi-lane roadways and heavily trafficked interstates that span our state. Of course, Pennsylvania sees a lot of truck traffic because of the state’s vast system of roads and interstates.

Moreover, accidents involving multiple drivers or large vehicles, such as trucks, are very likely to be catastrophic and even deadly. For example, in one recent year alone, 166,833 truck accidents took place throughout the United States. Around 4,678 of them resulted in deaths. Though Florida, Texas, and California were the top states for these accidents, Pennsylvania wasn’t far behind.

In fact, there were around 10,000 to 12,000 truck accidents in Pennsylvania in 2022, meaning that our state ranked fourth for the occurrence of these serious semi-truck collisions. Approximately 250 to 300 people lost their lives in these incidents, and more than 4,000 to 5,000 were injured. That said, those interested in filing claims against the insurance company of an at-fault truck driver in a Pennsylvania truck accident may face an uphill battle.

In other words, victims do not deal with the average motorist in these claims. Unfortunately, all too many insurance firms are solely interested in limiting their financial exposure and maximizing their earnings. Additionally, the trucking corporations victims are typically up against are usually well-funded, with an army of lawyers fighting for their interests.

For these reasons and more, following a vehicle accident caused by another party’s negligence, victims can and should take legal action with the help of a skilled attorney. It is crucial for accident victims to reach out to an Lancaster personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and strive to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation. We have helped numerous individuals obtain justice and compensation for their injuries and damages caused by car accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 for a free case evaluation. Let us help you take back control of your life today.

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