In Pennsylvania, as in many states throughout the country, drinking and driving is all too common. The consequences that can result from impairment behind the wheel are truly heartbreaking. Motor vehicle collisions involving one or many cars can result in damaged property, personal injury or wrongful death. A recent auto accident included a single vehicle, but has immensely altered two young people’s lives.
According to reports, an automobile carrying a 19-year-old man and woman had departed a party around four in the morning. About five minutes after they left, their car crashed into a guardrail before going airborne and slamming into a tree. Authorities have said the crash resulted from traveling well above the posted speed limit, which then made the driver unable to manage a curve in the roadway. One woman from the party also said she had seen the two drinking and even offered a ride home before they left.