Posted on February 17, 2018
A Lehigh Tunnel accident caused the northbound side of the PA Turnpike to be closed for more than an hour last night. Though there are some details still missing from the crash and the roadways were opened around 10:30 last night, it appears that an SUV struck the back of a bus. The incident was listed as an entrapment and one of the occupants of the SUV was flown from the scene by helicopter, so it is apparent that there were injuries.
Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of accidents that you will find on the roadways. When you have been involved in one of these accidents, you may wonder: Is the driver in the back always at fault for these accidents? Most of the time, the driver in the back should have been maintaining a decent distance away from the vehicle in front and should have been prepared to stop if there was an abrupt reason to do so. Unfortunately, every year, drivers are driving distracted on our roadways or not watching out for that in which happens around them.
However, sometimes the driver in front is liable in cases where they pulled out in front of a driver in an abrupt manner, accidentally put the vehicle in reverse, or slammed on their brakes for no reason at all. In these instances, liability becomes a matter of concern. In other cases, a third party may have bumped into the middle car, pushing them into the car in front. When liability becomes a matter of concern, the injured party will have to be able to show that negligence occurred and could have otherwise been prevented.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we understand that rear-end accidents can be confusing and cause a variety of different injuries. It is important to understand how your accident occurred and have evidence proving that another party is liable for your injuries. Call us today for more information on your case at 888-208-1810.