August 15, 2012
A subcontractor for the Chester Water Authority (CWA) was killed and two others injured as the result of a Pennsylvania auto accident earlier this week. According to CBS News, the accident happened just before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Kerlin and 12th Streets in Delaware County.
Reports indicate that the deceased victim was part of a crew replacing faulty water lines in the area and was working in a three-foot deep hole next to a CWA pickup truck. A CWA inspector was also on the scene and sitting with the truck when a green pickup truck approached the work site and slammed into the rear of the utility vehicle. The impact forced the parked truck to lurch forward, striking the worker and throwing the inspector from the truck.
The contracted worker died as a result of his injuries, while the inspector and driver of the pickup truck responsible for the crash were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The inspector was last listed in stable condition, while the other driver remained in critical condition.
Investigators are still working to determine what contributing factors may have played a part in the fatal crash.
The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers with Lundy Law would like to send their condolences to the family of the deceased worker and would also like to wish the two men who were injured a full and speedy recovery.