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Pennsylvania car accident caused by police officer

Pennsylvania police officers are supposed to protect citizens from harm. They are supposed to follow the rules and provide a good example for the rest of society to follow. However, this is not always the case. In a recent Pennsylvania car accident, a police officer is being blamed for the death of a woman.

According to reports, the 25-year-old officer was driving a squad car on a two lane road around a curve. Apparently, the officer lost control over the vehicle and crashed into the front bumper of another car that had been in the opposite lane.

As a result of this collision, the 69-year-old passenger in the other car was seriously injured. Following the accident she was taken to a local hospital via a helicopter, but she died a short time later. The driver of the other car also sustained serious injuries in the accident.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the car accident occurred. At this time, it does not appear that the police officer that caused the accident was pursuing anyone or responding to an emergency when he lost control over the vehicle.

People who drive too fast for the conditions, who ignore traffic rules or who drive while distracted are all likely to cause car accidents. These behaviors are examples of negligence and can be used to hold a driver that causes an accident financially responsible for the damage the person has caused. Those injured in a serious car accident, should ensure that they understand their right to compensation when a negligent driver causes injuries and deaths.

Negligent drivers -- no matter their profession -- should be held accountable for their behavior so that victims and their families do not suffer.

Source: The Morning Call, "Nesquehoning police car crashes into car, kills passenger," Tracy Jordan, May 13, 2014

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