Rear-end car accidents can be caused by a variety of circumstances. Among them are distracted or inattentive driving, driver fatigue, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and negligent maintenance resulting in brake failure.
Passengers in a car that has been rear ended by a construction vehicle are very vulnerable to serious personal injuries, such as head and neck injuries, brain damage and back injuries.
One little Pennsylvania girl and her stepmother are now facing the effects of being rear-ended by a commercial vehicle.
They were driving in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am during the morning rush hour on Route 28. Behind them was a Peterbilt dump truck driven by a 52-year-old driver. For an unknown reason, the dump truck rear-ended the Pontiac, crushing its trunk in the aftermath, while also propelling it into two other vehicles in front of it.
The impact from the rear-end car accident left the seven-year-old girl in very serious condition. Thankfully, just at the moment of the car accident several police officers and state troopers arrived on the scene to help rescue the injured girl. They had been heading to a funeral for a fellow police officer at the time.
The extent of the girl’s injuries is yet unknown, but it has been reported that they appear to be serious. Her stepmother also suffered personal injuries in the crash and was transported to Magee-Womens Hospital. In addition, two drivers in the other vehicles that were also hit were treated for injuries.
Was the driver of the dump truck negligent in causing this serious Pennsylvania car crash, or were the dump truck’s brakes to blame? An experienced Concourse personal injury attorney will have the ability to thoroughly investigate such an accident and determine whether the driver or his employer could be held responsible for the injuries sustained in the accident.