Williamstown, PA – 17-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Accident at Rte 209 & Railroad StPa Accident News
Williamstown, PA (January 13, 2023) – On Thursday morning, January 12, a teen was killed in a fatal collision that took place at a Williamstown intersection and involved three vehicles.
According to State Police, the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 209 and Railroad Street. Police confirmed that 74-year-old Kenneth Long was in a pickup truck and attempted to make a left turn at the intersection. Police said that a 17-year-old boy in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt approached the intersection and collided with the pickup truck due to reasons that are still being investigated in the southbound lane of travel.
The Cobalt was then projected into a utility pole and a tree, where it then slid down an embankment. Police confirmed that the pickup truck struck a 2018 Ford Edge being driven by 51-year-old Tifini Crosby before coming to a rest. The involved vehicles sustained extensive damage as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to assist. The 17-year-old boy was rushed to Penn State Hershey Medical Center but was tragically pronounced deceased while there due to traumatic injuries. The other involved individuals were not injured in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes for a period of time until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken prematurely in this horrific accident.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
According to statistics released in 2021 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 1,234 people were killed in fatal accidents throughout Pennsylvania. This is up from the 1,059 people who lost their lives in collisions within the state in 2019. Every day, it is estimated that 3 people are killed in fatal accidents in Pennsylvania. The truth is, many of these accidents can be prevented on our roads. If you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one in an accident, it is crucial that you and your family know your options moving forward.
The loss of a loved one can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. While you are grieving these immense losses, you should not have to worry about the many bills that pile up against you. It is stressful enough to face the loss of a loved one. You will likely be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own after a fatal collision. This is why it is crucial that you speak with a Williamstown wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible in your time of need.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of many families over the years. We understand how overwhelming a fatal collision can be and offer our help and resources so that you do not have to stand alone. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights from start to finish. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Williamstown at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you and your family at this time.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.