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DRIVER SENTENCED FOR CHIPPER CRASH THAT KILLED DAD AND KIDS

Last year, a Cranberry man and two of his three triplets were killed when a wood-chipper broke free from a truck and slammed into their minivan on Route 8 in Richland Township. The driver of the truck, Bradley Demitras, 35, of Pine Township, was sentenced Tuesday to nine to 18 months in prison and six years of probation on involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Prosecutors said the chipper came free from Demitras’ truck and went into the opposing lanes, killing Spencer Morrison and his 4-year-olds, Alaina and Garrett, on April 13, 2006.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2001 Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics; approximately 131,292 car accidents occurred in Pennsylvania, leaving 117,860 people injured and 1,532 people dead. Although this number has steadily decreased in the past years due to use of safety belts, a reduction in alcohol consumption, safer vehicles, and stricter motor vehicle laws, the number is still alarmingly high.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, in the state of Pennsylvania, due to the negligence of someone else, it is important that you speak with a personal-injury lawyer who specializes in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. Filing an injury claim can be complicated, and you want to retain the services of an attorney who can help you obtain the best results for your case, as well as the maximum recovery possible. Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Pittsburgh law firm of Rosen Louik & Perry for a FREE consultation.

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