Crashes can happen to anyone, whether it’s morning, night or mid-afternoon. People who look away from the road for even a few seconds put others at risk. If they’re intoxicated or speeding, they add to the threat of causing a fatal collision.

Take, for example, a case that happened in Centre County. The woman involved in a fatal crash in Centre County is heading to trial, according to a Feb. 20 report. The woman is accused of causing a deadly collision that took the life of another driver and injured his passenger.

The story discusses the incident in which the woman was allegedly speeding on Mt. Nittany Expressway. She crossed the centerline and hit a vehicle. A police expert testified that the woman had been traveling at 84 mph prior to the collision and had not used her brakes before hitting the other vehicle.

When drivers do not pay attention to their speed, don’t notice vehicles ahead of them and drift into other lanes of traffic without realizing, it’s a serious threat to the health and safety of others as well as to themselves. People who have been in collisions like this know that the other driver never looks up in time, colliding at full speed, never being able to put on the brakes.

This is just a single example of a crash that could have been avoided. If you’ve been involved in a crash like this one, remember that you can pursue a claim if you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to the severity of the collision.