On September 13, 2022, around 6:00 a.m., Route 30 westbound in Derry Township was reduced to one-lane traffic due to a single-vehicle crash. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 217 and Route 30, close to a half mile from the Kingston Dam. The single vehicle crash caused damage to a large section of guardrail. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Latrobe Hospital to be treated for injuries.
Who is legally responsible for a single-vehicle crash?
The obvious answer is the driver of the vehicle that crashed. However, the accident may have not been the driver’s fault. For instance, if a dangerous condition existed on a roadway under the jurisdiction and control of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, then the Commonwealth, or PennDot, may be responsible. Or, there may have existed a manufacturing defect in the vehicle that caused the driver to lose control.
Over the years, our personal injury team has learned to investigate the details of a car accident. We listen to our clients when they tell us what happened. Why did they lose control? What were the conditions of the road? Did you notice any changes in how your car was operating? These are important questions to answer to have a better understanding why the accident happened.
If you were injured in a car accident, speaking with one of our local personal injury attorneys can help you determine your next steps. Our Personal Injury team at Bononi and Company never charges for consultations and will be available to meet in person at one of our offices in Greensburg, Latrobe, or Johnstown. You can also call us at 724-832-2499.