Two People Dead After Wrong-Way Driver Causes Collision on I-95
Two people died in an accident allegedly caused by a wrong-way driver the morning of Sunday, July 29.
The accident reportedly occurred shortly after 7 a.m. between Woodhaven and Academy Roads on a stretch of Interstate 95 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. According to police, a man was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the freeway and struck another vehicle head-on. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver and passengers of the other vehicle were rushed to a nearby hospital. One of the passengers inside that vehicle later died.
Pennsylvania State Police continued to investigate the crash to determine why the man was traveling in the wrong direction.
Wrong-way accidents inherently dangerous
These types of crashes usually involve extremely serious injuries, because most of the time they result in head-on collisions at high speeds. In such cases, the driver traveling the wrong way will often be considered liable, especially if the accident occurs on a freeway or highway with divided lanes, on-ramps and off-ramps.
Wrong-way crashes do not occur often on the freeway, simply because it is difficult to get on the freeway while traveling in the wrong direction. However, when they do, the cause is usually either impaired driving or a motorist having misunderstood on-ramp signage.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an auto accident, work with an experienced Pennsylvania attorney at Bowers & Fawcett, LLC. Please contact us online or at 724-266-0290 to learn more about your legal options after a serious crash.