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Vehicular homicide charges filed in fatal accident

Some Pennsylvania car accidents are just the result of the perfect storm of events that ends in tragedy. Others can be more sinister and are often the result of the poor decision making on the part of a driver or passenger. This was the case in a recent accident that resulted in the death of a 45-year-old woman and vehicular homicide charges leveled against the driver who caused the accident.

According to ABC Action News, law enforcement officials say the accident occurred when a black vehicle traveling east struck another vehicle traveling southbound. The crash occurred early in the morning in Coatesville and the driver of one vehicle was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The driver who caused the accident ran a red light and was driving with a suspended license. Along with vehicular homicide, he is facing a long list of additional charges. Both cars were badly damaged in the accident and Route 30 was close for a large portion of the morning. While the accident is still under investigation, the driver who ran the red light was taken into custody directly from the scene.

Those who have lost family members in car accidents know how difficult it can be to move on from the tragedy, and this is particularly highlighted when another driver was negligent or driving illegally. Although criminal charges are often filed in situations such as these, it may benefit the family to consult an attorney to determine if there is a personal injury case to help them gain compensation for the accident and death of their family member.