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Major car accident involves 10 drivers in Pennsylvania

Sometimes car accidents are pretty straightforward -- one car hits another and that's it. However, in a lot of other cases, car accidents are messy. Many cars may be involved, the accident may be a hit-and-run or pedestrians, trucks and other vehicles may have also been hit. In cases where car accidents are complicated, it can often be difficult to figure out exactly what happened and why. It can also be difficult to figure out who was at fault.

Recently, a 10 car pileup occurred in Pennsylvania. Police are still investigating why the accident occurred. According to reports, at around 1:30 p.m. traffic on I-83 suddenly slowed. A semi-truck that had been driving northbound on the road was unable to stop and rear-ended another vehicle. As a result of this initial impact, a chain reaction occurred and many vehicles hit each other. In total, police say that a tow truck, five cars and four tractor-trailers were involved in the massive accident. Thankfully, no one was killed, however, seven people were injured.

A complete accident investigation is necessary to try and determine what happened after any major car accident. This investigation can give closure to car crash victims and their families. It can also help to determine which party or parties are at fault and whether they were acting negligently.

Determining fault is important because negligent drivers are financially responsible for the damage they cause. Through a personal injury suit, a negligent driver can be held responsible for lost wages, medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering caused by the accident. This compensation can be crucial for accident victims as they try to move forward from the devastation.

Source: WJZ, "Vehicles Cleared Off Interstate 83 Following 10-Car Crash That Left 7 Injured," Derek Valcourt, Sept. 27, 2013

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