According to authorities, a 28-year-old man was killed in a crash involving a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation truck and a Jeep. The accident occurred on March 20 in Tunkhannock Township at the intersection of Route 115 and Allegheny Drive.
Authorities with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported that a Jeep Grand Cherokee ran the traffic light at the intersection. In order to avoid the impending accident with the Jeep, the PennDOT plow truck driver apparently swerved left. Upon doing so, the truck's driver collided head-on with a Nissan Altima being driven by the 28-year-old Saylorsburg man.
Responding emergency personnel pronounced the Altima's driver dead at the scene of the accident around 1:57 p.m. The Jeep's driver was apparently injured and was transported to the Pocono Medical Center for treatment. The plow truck driver was not injured in the accident. Authorities have not indicated whether alcohol or drugs are suspected or what was the cause of the accident. The Jeep's driver has not been charged at this time. He is reportedly a 44-year-old man from Blakeslee.
When a person is killed in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, his or her family might be able to hold the driver civilly liable by filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit against him or her. Families are often left to deal with significant and unexpected losses as a result of a loved one's death. Wrongful death lawsuits may aid families in recovering money to compensate them for the losses they sustained as a result. Families of those killed may thus want to consider meeting with a personal injury attorney regarding the facts of their loved one's case. An attorney might help by drafting the lawsuit for his or her clients.
Source: Pocono Record, "Saylorsburg man killed in Tunkhannock Twp. crash; PennDOT truck involved," March 21, 2015