Oxford, PA – Kelly Felts Killed in Fatal Head-on Collision on US-1Pa Accident News
Oxford, PA (July 19, 2022) – A woman was killed in a fatal head-on collision that took place on an Oxford highway on Tuesday morning, July 19.
Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that the crash happened at 5:42 a.m. in the northbound lanes of US-1 around the area of the Forge Road Overpass. Police responded to the scene after they received a call that a driver was traveling south in the northbound lanes of traffic. The wrong-way driver struck another vehicle head-on in the opposite lane before they were able to be stopped.
Several responders, including Oxford paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. She has since been identified by police as 32-year-old Kelly Felts. The driver of the vehicle driving in the wrong direction, identified as a 24-year-old man from Maryland, was hospitalized with various injuries.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic in the area of the accident. Police did not say if the wrong-way driver will receive charges.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision continues.
Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
Every year, over 6 million people are involved in car accidents in the U.S. Though a large percentage of these accidents lead to minor injuries, many others are incredibly severe in nature – some even leading to fatalities. Though only about 2% of car accidents are head-on collisions, they account for approximately 10% of the fatalities that occur on our roads. Pennsylvania is no stranger to these horrific and life-altering accidents. If your family has been impacted by a fatal accident, having help from an attorney can help you through these challenging times.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways that you may not be prepared to face on your own. It can feel like your life has stopped, which is why speaking with an Oxford car accident attorney is essential at these times. No amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken in an accident. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level as you are grieving the loss of your loved one. You have options and should seek the help of an Oxford wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. You may find that you are entitled to receive compensation after a fatal crash has taken someone close to you. However, the insurance company might be fighting with you and trying to keep you from these damages. Luckily, you have options and our attorneys are here to help you when you need it the most. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Oxford at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you move forward at this time.
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