Montgomery County Crash Involving PA State Trooper

A multi-vehicle accident occurred on Friday, February 23 around 4:30 PM in Worcester Township, Montgomery County. It involved a Pennsylvania State Trooper and a second vehicle that led to extensive damage of both vehicles.

Details About the Worcester Township Crash

The car accident occurred at the intersection of Valley Forge Road and Skippack Pike. When first responders arrived on scene they encountered a large debris field and a heavily-damaged State Police cruiser in the middle of the intersection.

First responders found the second vehicle in a nearby field. The state trooper and the driver of the other vehicle both complained of neck and back pain. There were multiple ambulances at the scene.

The intersection was closed for an extended time as police documented the scene and tow companies worked to clear it of the vehicles and debris.

The accident is still under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Accidents Involving Police Vehicles

For the most part, police officers in Pennsylvania are protected by sovereign immunity. However, it might be possible to hold a police officer accountable for negligence in a motor vehicle crash. Instances in which this could happen include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey traffic lights or stop signs
  • Makes illegal U-turns
  • Does not use turn signals
  • Failure to yield the right of way

As mentioned earlier, this accident is still under investigation and fault has yet to be determined.

Call a Montgomery County Car Accident Attorney Today

The moments following a crash are crucial to securing compensation in a personal injury claim. How you handle discussions with the insurance companies, the police, and your medical care all have an impact on your case. An experienced Montgomery County car accident attorney can ensure that your right to compensation is protected. Call the office of Kwartler Manus today to schedule a free consultation after suffering an injury in an accident.

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