Posted On: October 27, 2008 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Middle Paxton Auto Accident Claims Driver’s Life

A man was killed in a Middle Paxton Twp. auto accident on Saturday, October 11 after he lost control and was ejected from his vehicle. State police at Harrisburg said, the man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on state Route 322, two miles east of state Route 325.

Police say the man was driving east on state Route 322 at about 1:30a.m. when he lost control of his 1995 Plymouth Voyager. The vehicle slid sideways for 153 feet, hit a guardrail, spun and ejected the driver, who most likely died instantly.

Dangerous auto accidents involving minivans are not an uncommon occurrence. Minivans roll over frequently due to their higher center of gravity and narrow wheelbase compared to regular sedans. Despite their high rollover risk, minivans do not have proper roof structures and most do not meet the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration roof safety standards for automobiles.

Most minivans roll over when a driver needs to make an evasive maneuver to avoid hitting another vehicle, animal, or person. The act of steering in one direction and then being forced to rapidly correct in the opposite direction usually results in a minivan rollover. When these accidents occur, the drivers and passengers are put at substantial risk, even if they are wearing the proper safety restraints.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a minivan rollover accident in Pennsylvania or you feel that you have been injured due to an auto product defect in Pennsylvania, we can assist you in evaluating your case. Contact a skilled Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at Cherry, Fieger & Marciano today!