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Williamsport couple killed in car accident

The roads can be a dangerous place in Pennsylvania. Everyone must trust that the other drivers are paying attention, following safety rules and are not intoxicated. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take the precautions they should when they are behind the wheel and often cause serious car accidents.

Recently, a Williamsport husband and wife couple was killed when they were involved in a serious two-car accident. According to reports, the couple was driving eastbound on Route 328 in Wells Township in their Chevrolet Suburban at the time of the accident. A second car -- a Chevrolet Avalanche -- driven by a 45-year-old man was headed west on the same road.

While the exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, police claim that the Chevrolet Avalanche drifted across the center line and that there was a head-on collision between the two SUVs. Sadly, the husband and wife in the Suburban were killed on the scene by the blunt force trauma of the accident.

The driver of the other car and his three passengers -- all children -- were injured in the accident. They were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and listed in stable condition.

Even when all precautions are taken car accidents can still happen. However, in many cases someone's negligence causes an accident which could have otherwise been prevented. Under Pennsylvania law, negligent drivers can be held responsible for their actions and be forced to pay compensation to their victims. Negligent drivers can be forced to pay medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses arising out of the accident.

However, this compensation does not come automatically, so victims need to act quickly to assert their rights following an accident.

Source: The Daily Review, "Two killed in Wells Twp. crash Four others transported to area hospital," March 3, 2013

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