An erratic driver caused in accident in Fayette County, Pennsylvania involving three vehicles. The entire accident was caught on tape. The driver was operating an SUV and is seen swerving in and out of his lane of traffic. A passenger in a truck following the SUV records the video. The driver can be seen driving into the opposite lane of Route 21 when he strikes an oncoming vehicle head-on, ricocheting the SUV into the truck where the video is being filmed. The drivers of the vehicles involved in the head-on collision were transported to the hospital for their injuries, but the men in the truck were unharmed.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,754,000 vehicles were involved in crashes that were reported to the police in 2012. Everyday there is a story of a vehicle accident in the news. The statistics prove how prevalent accidents are and how important it is to properly operate a motor vehicle. Accidents are caused by different factors including dangerous roads, drunk driving, and distracted driving. In the event of a driver demonstrating negligence in operating their vehicle, it causes injuries to a victim that could have been prevented.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our personal injury attorneys have handled countless cases involving negligent drivers. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience and are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We work diligently to investigate an accident, gather the proper evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation. A victim is owed compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318.
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