A three-car crash has left a man dead and sent several other people, including three children, to local hospitals. Pennsylvania authorities in Pittsburgh confirmed that three cars were involved in the crash. As with most car accidents, this incident is still under investigation. So far, no charges have been filed in connection with the case.
According to the accident report, an SUV driven by an unknown person was traveling on the 10th Street Bypass when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, sending it into a concrete barrier. The SUV rolled over and struck a second vehicle, driven by a 61-year-old man. A third driver was unable to stop in time, and struck the other two cars.
The 61-year-old man was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead later that day. One woman and three children in the SUV suffered undisclosed injuries and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. They are all listed as being in stable condition as of this report. It is unclear whether the woman was driving the SUV at the time of the crash. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured.
As with all car accidents resulting in a fatality, Pennsylvania police will continue to investigate to determine what caused the SUV driver to lose control of the vehicle. Criminal charges are possible, depending on the results of the investigation. Even if no charges are filed, the family of the deceased man and the injured parties (or their guardians) are all entitled to file personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits, as appropriate, against the driver of the SUV in civil court, using evidence from the police investigation to support their claim.
Source: wpxi.com, “Man killed, woman and 3 children hurt in Pittsburgh crash“, May 13, 2018