Teen Killed In Bucks County Car Crash
A teenager was killed and another critically injured in a single-car collision in Bucks County on December 9.
Three other teens riding in the back seat climbed from the wreckage dazed and bleeding. All three were taken to the hospital.
The teen who died was in the front passenger seat. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
By law, individuals who are injured in a Pennsylvania motor vehicle crash, or the families of people killed through no fault of their own, have a right to compensation for their losses.
Here is a news report on the tragic Bucks County accident:
Cameron Smithwick, 19, was killed and LJ Tanner, 18, was left in critical condition. Three other teens in the car also had to go to the hospital.
Cameron’s family says the silver Monte Carlo hit a bump and flipped several times before crashing into a utility pole. Cameron wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Cameron’s family says the silver Monte Carlo hit a bump and flipped several times before crashing into a utility pole. Cameron wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
The five young men were on their way back from getting pizza when they crashed.
The three teens in the backseat managed to get out of the car and stagger down the road, bloody and in shock.
Tanner, who was driving, was stuck inside the wreck.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene and worked for about 20 minutes to free Tanner. The 18-year-old was rushed to St. Mary Medical Center where he remains in critical condition with head and spine injuries.
On an average day in Pennsylvania, there are 344 reported traffic accidents – about 14 crashes each hour. Four people are killed – one every seven hours – and 241 are injured.
Any individual in an auto crash in Pennsylvania should first seek medical treatment. They should also contact an experienced Pennsylvania automobile accident lawyer to learn about their legal rights and options.
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