A 35 year old man has been charged in a fatal car accident in Lackawanna County. The 2011 crash resulted in the death of two siblings from Rochester. The car collision occurred in the Dunmore area on Interstate 84. The driver has been arraigned on multiple charges. He was expected to turn himself into authorities in relation to a separate charge this year, but he neglected to do so. Police took him into their custody in September.
The deadly auto accident took place in October of 2011. The driver was operating a dump truck down the highway when he allegedly had a seizure. Authorities report that the man apparently drove through the median of the road and struck the Rochester siblings' vehicle. The siblings subsequently died from their injuries.
Investigators discovered that the driver had a prior health record of seizures and that he had omitted the details from his commercial license application. Synthetic marijuana and marijuana were allegedly found in his system when the police took a blood test. He faces serious charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to homicide by vehicle. Prosecutors filed his charges on Sept. 18 when he neglected to turn himself in for an alleged assault charge against a 10-year-old boy.
Because of the lengthy trial, the family of the deceased siblings had to prolong their pain and suffering. For those injured in a car accident or their loved ones, a skilled attorney may be able to aid their case. A car accident attorney could be capable of working with the plaintiffs and investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to establish a sufficient case against a negligent driver and obtain the proper compensation from their insurance company for their client's medical expenses or funeral costs.
Source: WHEC, "Charges filed in 2011 deadly Pa. crash that killed Rochester siblings", September 19, 2013