Most Pennsylvania residents are sleeping soundly in their beds around midnight on most evenings. They feel safe and secure in the confines of their own homes as they retire for the night. Unfortunately, car accidents can occur at any time of the day. One unusual crash recently claimed the life of a Montgomery County woman as she slept in her bed.
Officials from the Franconia Township Police Department report that a 21-year-old was driving a car when it ran off the road. Apparently, the vehicle hit a mail box, then drove through three lawns in a neighborhood. At that point, the car crashed into the home of an 86-year-old woman who was sleeping in her bedroom. The impact, which reportedly caused a loud noise, killed the woman.
Concerns have surfaced that the driver may have been driving under the influence at the time of the accident. Police are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash and if charges will be filed. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office have ordered lab tests to obtain the necessary information to proceed.
When car accidents result in the loss of life, it is a tragedy for the surviving family members. It is particularly grievous if the driver of a car was impaired or was driving in a negligent or distracted manner. If this proves to be the case, families may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can help survivors with the litigation process to seek compensation for funeral expenses and an award for grief and suffering.
Source: philadelphia.cbslocal.com, “‘It Was A Giant Explosion’: Elderly Woman Killed After Car Barrels Into Bedroom“, Alicia Nieves, April 6, 2018