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Woman dies in rear-end in crash

After a car accident in Pittsburgh, there is always a chance that there will be severe injuries and fatalities. These happen when people least expect them and one of the worst calls that family and friends can receive is that there was an accident and a loved one suffered a wrongful death. To make these incidents worse, an accident resulting from a driver's negligent actions is something that did not need to happen. In the aftermath, amid the tributes to a loved one who is gone, the family must also make certain it protects its interests by considering a legal filing for compensation.

A 61-year-old woman died in a chain-reaction crash at a construction zone. The accident happened as the woman was behind two other vehicles waiting for road crews to fix potholes and for the crew members with flags to allow vehicles to pass. As she waited, another car crashed into the back of hers. It was pushed forward and hit the other vehicles. Those drivers had minor injuries.

A 19-year-old female was driving the vehicle that started the chain-reaction by rear-ending the woman's car as he failed to stop. Charges are expected to be filed against her. The woman who died was initially alert, but shaken up. However, she died at the emergency room around two hours after the crash. The woman who died was a popular waitress at a local diner. She had a husband and was a grandmother.

When there is a car crash, there can be significant injuries and the need for a hospital stay. That can result in massive medical costs, lost wages from being unable to work, and other problems. If there is a death, the family who has lost a loved one must consider the funeral expenses and the aftermath of the fatality. That can include loss of companionship, lost contributions to the home, personal and emotional difficulties and more. The investigation into the case is key and a legal professional can examine the circumstances with the interests of the victim and the victim's family in mind.

A woman who was waiting for a road crew to allow her and other vehicles to pass was rear-ended in a chain-reaction accident. She died two hours later. The driver of the first car is accused of negligence as she is said to have had ample distance to see what was in front of her and just did not stop. As the investigation moves forward, the woman's family should think about a wrongful death legal filing with help from a qualified attorney.

Source:, "Friend fondly remembers former Bob's Diner server killed in Hampton crash," Natasha Lindstrom, March 23, 2018

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