PA Turnpike Accident Results in Child’s Death

Posted on: June 26th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

On July 26, 2010, a five year-old child was killed in a one-car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County PA.  As described on CBS.com, a woman was driving a minivan in the westbound lanes of I-76 approaching the Morgantown exit when a rear tire apparently suffered a blow-out.

The motor vehicle spun out of control, ultimately landing on its roof.  The young child did not have a seatbelt on and was ejected from the minivan.  A number of other passengers were injured.  The westbound lanes of the PA TPK were shut down for several hours after this tragic accident.