March 10, 2013

The cause of the fatal accident in Western Pennsylvania was speed. According to the police, a car running a speed of nearly100 MPH in a 35 MPH zone so it went airborne and crashed into a pole. One man was killed and two others were seriously injured.

Investigators told the media that the car was traveling on the street along Route 31 early Saturday night. Due to its speed, it was airborne over a hill and struck a pole in Mt. Pleasant. The car continued speeding as it struck two more poles and crashed down power lines.

The operator and his passengers were hurled out of the vehicle. One of the passengers identified as 32 year-old Corey Maximchalk died on the scene.  Scott Leighliter and Patrick Marshala were airlifted by helicopter to a trauma hospital and in critical condition.

Police said that they believe that excessive speed was the main factor of the crash but he also considers that alcohol might have been a contributing factor.

Due to the crash, the road was close down for a number of hours.

Please consult with an experienced  Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer now for free consultation.

Source: Philly Com Philly News (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130310_ap_cargoing100mphcrashesintopapole1dead.html)

Source: Philly Burbs Com (http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/doylestown/cops-speed-causes-another-crash-on-in-doylestown-twp/article_8d6bc674-1158-5659-aeac-b3beb0d0deca.htm

Source: ABC Local Go Com (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8960179 )