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Pennsylvania fatal accident: 2 dead, others injured

A college lacrosse team is mourning the loss of their beloved coach after a tragic incident in Pennsylvania. The Seton Hall lacrosse team was on their way to their fourth game of the season when the fatal accident occurred. The incident ended the life of the driver of the bus as well as the coach and injured several others.

Although Pennsylvania officials continue to investigate the fatal accident, early reports indicate that the bus was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the time of the crash. For reasons that are unclear, the bus driver lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a tree. The impact may have resulted in the left side of the bus being sheared off.

The bus contained 23 players and the coach at the time of the fatal accident. Unfortunately, the coach was six months pregnant when the incident occurred. Her baby did not survive the collision. At least two other victims had to be flown to local hospitals as a result of the crash due to the severity of their injuries.

Now the surviving victims of the fatal accident and the survivors of the deceased coach may seek to recover some of the costs of the accident, using our state's personal injury laws. These claims could include a wrongful death claim for the loss of the coach, and damages claims from the injured victims. Such claims are available to those who have suffered due to the negligent actions of an individual such as the bus driver who appears to have lost control of his vehicle.

Source: cbslocal.com, "Pregnant Coach, Driver Killed In PA Lacrosse Team Bus Crash," March 16, 2013

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