Fatal Car Accident – Wrong Place At The Wrong Time
With all the interesting automobile accident cases in Chester County I’ve handled over the years, one stands out. I remember it not only for its tragic story but also for the uniqueness of the accident itself.
The accident took place as my client’s husband was driving home from work in Philadelphia. He was traveling south bound on Route 202 near Paoli. This was at a time when 202 was two lanes in each direction, separated by a 20 yard grass median. The grass divider sloped into a V-shape (for better drainage). A woman, who was intoxicated, was driving in the opposite direction on Route 202 when she lost control of her car. She veered into the grass median strip and was propelled up in the air. Her car landed directly on the front hood of my client’s husband’s car. He was killed instantly and left behind his wife (my client) and two young children.
No matter how safely we drive – we can always end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.