Pennsylvania Superior Court rules on man’s involvement in car accident

In October 2009, a Pittsburgh-area man pulled out of a gas station, and according to witness testimony, crossed two lanes onto the highway into oncoming traffic. Witnesses then described how an SUV, in an attempt to avoid an accident, hit the brakes causing the vehicle to fishtail. The SUV then struck another vehicle head-on, killing the driver inside.

The ensuing lawsuit from the surviving accident victims held compelling arguments on both sides but there was one contention the Superior Court had to decide on: does Section 3742 of the Motor Vehicle Code require a defendant to physically impact a vehicle, object or other person for the defendant to be deemed “involved” in an accident? Read More