Columbia, Pa.—An early morning one-vehicle crash claimed the life of an occupant, as well as one pedestrian; this is the report of authorities in Central Pa.

Lancaster County Police stated that the crash was reported in their Columbia station a little after 6:00 o’clock in the morning of Sunday.

When officers reached the site, they saw that a vehicle had hit a pole. The impact must have been immense as a man of 70 years died on the scene while a female passenger, age 66 was injured.

The female pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was rushed to an area hospital. The woman sustained life-threatening injuries that after hospital admission, she succumbed due to her wombs.

Pending contact with immediate kin, the identities of the two deceased were not released to the public.

Police arrived at a fatal accident scene in Columbia that involved the injuries of two persons in a vehicle crash.

According to prelim reports, Lancaster County police officers reached the scene at round 6:00:00 o’clock in the morning. A vehicle that was out of control hit a pedestrian and a utility pole. The fatal collision caused the death of a 66-year-old pedestrian. Addition information was that the male operator, age 70 died at the scene while his female passenger, age 66, sustained critical injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Each person is free to choose what transportation to take but each one is considered a pedestrian as each has no option but walk the road at all times. It is just a kind of misfortunate that pedestrians are the most vulnerable when it comes to road mishaps.

In the United States alone, a total of 4,432 pedestrians’ death occurred in 2011. Traffic authorities have been hard at work raising awareness to the dangers involving pedestrians, and providing their leadership, expertise, and resources to every American to combat these crashes. All those concerned are encouraged to adopt pedestrian safety resources to improve safety and the  quality of life in their communities.

In the year 2012, at least more than 168 pedestrians were killed aside from 4,548 injuries resulting from car accidents. The number showed an increase from the number resulting from the previous year which was 10 pedestrians less.

It was noted that the largest number of fatal pedestrian accidents took place when the road walker was entering a crossing or some accident prone location. Studies showed that the county with the highest number of pedestrian fatalities last year was Philadelphia with 34; while Allegheny County had 9 pedestrian deaths. The biggest number of pedestrian fatalities were in the ages of 75 and over with 27. Other age level with high number of deaths were 50-54 with 19 and 20-24 with 15.

Accident victims have rights. If you were injured in a car accident, contact experienced car accident lawyer now for free consultation. He will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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