Two people were killed in a Hanover Township accident. The July 20 incident happened at about 4:45 p.m. on Morman Road, authorities stated.
Reportedly, a 47-year-old woman was traveling north on Morman Road when she veered off the right side of the road and crashed into a phalanx of trees. As a result, the vehicle flipped over and landed on its roof. Moreover, pieces of the vehicle were strewn across the roadway, authorities reported.
As a result of the incident, both the 47-year-old driver of the vehicle and a 58-year-old passenger suffered fatal injuries. Officials at the accident scene pronounced them dead. The cause of the accident was not clear immediately following the event. Officials indicated that they are still investigating the crash.
Reportedly, the Butler County Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is taking part in the investigation of this crash. It is possible that this case may be demonstrably attributed to a factor outside of the driver's purview. If, hypothetically, investigators were to conclude that the fatal car accident was caused by a defective auto part, then the family of the people who died in the crash may seek recourse for the damages they suffered in civil court.
People who lose family members in such a sudden and unforeseen way are often greatly affected by not just emotional anguish but also financial stress. A deceased victim's family must often cope with expenses associated with the decedent's estate administration, burial and funeral service. Yet, in the event that the fatal incident was caused by a faulty auto part, the bereaved family members may retain a wrongful death attorney and file suit against the responsible manufacturer, seeking financial compensation for the economic losses they suffered in connection with the fatal accident.
Source: 19 Action News, "2 dead in car crash in Hanover Township", Nathan Vicar, July 21, 2014