It's tempting to believe that if you're a careful enough driver and always wear your safety belt, you don't have to worry about getting injured or killed in a car accident. If there were no other vehicles sharing the road with you, that might actually be true. Unfortunately, we can't control the actions or distractions of other drivers who might run into us. As soon as another car gets involved in an accident, the drivers, their insurance companies and police get to work to determine who caused the crash and should therefore be held financially responsible.
The investigation of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last week started out slowly as emergency responders tried to identify both the victim and the driver. The young woman who died in the accident has since been named, and the driver is said to be cooperating with authorities. But it will take some more time to determine exactly what happened and who should be held responsible.
A man deemed responsible for a Harrisburg car wreck that claimed the lives of two people was recently sentenced in a local courtroom. After pleading guilty to the charges that resulted from the car accident, the 33-year-old man was sentenced to 2½ to 12 years behind bars at a state prison.