Franklin County, Pa. – At least, the woman involved in Sunday’s accident off of Path Valley Rd. in Franklin County expired from life-threatening injuries she sustained.
Pennsylvania State Police identified the driver, 22-year-old Tiffany Hinkle, who hit her car on a telephone and was ejected from the vehicle. Em crews airlifted her by helicopter ambulance to Altoona Hospital as she was seriously injured that Sunday.
Troopers reported she finally died on Monday.
Hinkle had her two-year-old child as passenger in the car and police was thankful that he was not injured.
Trooper Andrew Minnich said that this area has been prone several accidents that occurred around a bend in the road. He also learned from the utility person in-charge of the area that the telephone pole has been hit many times.
The investigation is still on-going.
According to police report, the woman from Mercersburg who was critically injured during the Sunday crash died from her injuries.
State Police of Chambersburg reported that Tiffany M. Hinkle was traveling northward towards Block 10800 along the Road to Path Valley. that afternoon of Sunday when for unknown reasons she lost control of her Acura RSX and while negotiating a turn, crashed into a utility pole.
The vehicle turned turtle and she was ejected from the vehicle.
Flown to UPMC Altoona under life-threatening condition, the driver passed away due to critical injuries on Monday. Her two-year-old son was her passenger was safety restrained in the vehicle and was not injured.
The Car Seat and Booster Seat Laws of Pennsylvania offers no exception. It states that children below four-years-old must be properly restrained in a seat belt that is approved federally as safety seat for children. It must be secured into the vehicle by the seat belt system or at least using the latch system of the vehicle that are now installed in newer models.
All juvenile from ages four and older and those under the age of eight must be buckled into a restrained seat that needs to be secured to the vehicle by the seat belt system whether they ride in the front or back seat of the vehicle. The proper booster seats are used together with lap and shoulder belts. It is required that children ages eight and older must be buckled in seat belt, no matter where they are seated inside the vehicle. Although the maximum fine for first offense is $75 but it could be higher depending upon circumstances.
One of the top priorities of PennDOT is to protect the children so adults are given the responsibility of keeping them safe when they are riding in a vehicle. It is their job to make sure that are properly buckled up; from the time when children are too young to do it themselves to the time they climb behind the wheel for the first time.
If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.
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