Two vehicles collided head-on on the Route 202 Parkway on a Sunday. Montgomery Township Police report that five people were involved in the crash and that all of them were hospitalized for injuries that were not specified. Police did not comment on the people’s conditions or release information concerning how many of them were still hospitalized.
Police say that a 2003 Saturn LW200 wagon that was traveling southbound on the Parkway collided with a 2001 Ford Escape SUV that was traveling northbound. The SUV accident occurred between the County Line and Horsham roads. The drivers of the two vehicles had to be extricated from their vehicles and transported to a hospital via helicopter. Three passengers of the vehicles were transported to hospitals as well. Two were transferred via helicopters, and the other was transported via ambulance.
The accident resulted in 1.6 miles of the road being closed to traffic for several hours. The Montgomery Township Police Department’s Highway Safety Unit is in charge of investigating the incident.
The people injured in the accident could decide to file personal injury lawsuits. Personal injury lawsuits could allow people to receive reimbursement for their hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by accidents. Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, which means that people could be deemed partially at fault for their accidents and still be able to receive compensation. For example, if the claimant is deemed 40 percent at fault for the accident, and the defendant is deemed 60 percent at fault, then each would be responsible for the percentage of the accident that is deemed his or her fault. Personal injury lawyers may be able to assist people in filing their claims and help them negotiate settlements.
Source: The Reporter, “Montgomery Township Police ID five people injured in Route 202 crash,” Michael Alan Goldberg, May 30, 2013