Most drivers are aware that they must share the roads with other motorists routinely. Regardless of how safely a person chooses to drive, the actions and potentially dangerous driving behavior of other drivers on the roads may place one in harm’s way. Traffic laws are in place to prevent dangerous driving behaviors which can cause serious injury and even death to other compliant drivers, but any Philadelphia car accident attorney will agree that car accidents routinely happen.
In fact, our Pennsylvania residents may find it interesting to learn that recently a Pennsylvania teen who was reportedly operating a motor vehicle without a driving license, caused a four car crash that resulted in minor injuries to at least five people. According to authorities, the teen was recklessly driving his vehicle at a very high rate of speed without a valid license when he lost control of his Buick. Shortly thereafter, the teen’s Buick crossed the center median into opposite traffic and collided with a Honda, and crashed into a Chevrolet. In the mayhem, the Chevrolet was rear-ended by a Volkswagen.
Drivers of all four vehicles involved in the crash were taken to a nearby hospital. There was at least one passenger in the teen’s Buick. Following the four-car crash, police issued several citations to the teen including operating a vehicle at unreasonable speeds, reckless driving, driving without a license, failing to have insurance and for failing to remain in a single lane.
As the multi-car crash above illustrates, car accidents can happen unexpectedly to unsuspecting drivers at any time. Philadelphia drivers who have suffered injuries in a car accident due to a negligent or reckless driver may find it helpful to speak with a personal injury lawyer familiar with car accident cases to ensure their rights are protected. The legal professional may feel that a personal injury lawsuit filed against the negligent party may be the proper course of action. The attorney will work hard to ensure the victim receives all the compensation to which they are entitled.
Source: Delaware Online, “5 hurt in 4-car Hockessin crash,” Terri Sanginiti, Feb. 24, 2014