5 Teens Killed in Adams County Car Accident

Posted on: December 7th, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Dec. 5, 2011, a fatal PA car crash on Route 94 in Hamilton Township took the lives of 5 teenagers. As described on whptv.com, the 5 teens were all students of New Oxford High School and had just left school for the day. The 17 year-old driver had 4 passengers in his Saturn when he crossed the center line on Rt. 94.

The teenage driver tried to swerve back into his lane. Unfortunately, he could not avoid a collision with a Chevy Silverado in its proper lane. The pick-up crushed the smaller vehicle and forced it backwards nearly 200 feet. All 5 Adams County car accident victims apparently died instantly.

The grim irony is that “Lacy’s Law” is due to go into effect on December 24, 2011. That law limits a driver under the age of 18 to one passenger under 18 for the first 6 months after receiving a junior license. After 6 months, the passenger limit increases from 1 to 3 so long as the driver is not cited for any motor vehicle violations or has any culpability for an automobile accident.

Attorney Thomas Newell has represented PA car crash victims throughout Pennsylvania since 1981. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, please call Attorney Newell at 800-980-4842. He provides a free home consultation for all of his clients. Put his 30 years of experience to work for you. For more information, please visit his website of NewellLaw.com.