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Man loses his life in Pennsylvania automobile accident after trying to help someone

December 27th, 2012 by Gabriel Z. Levin
The victim's daughter said that her dad told her he was going to drive slowly because the roads were icy and it was snowing.

A 60-year-old man was on his way back home to Ohio after spending Christmas with his family when he was killed in an automobile accident that occurred in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. Just before 10 p.m. on December 26, he pulled over to the side of the road on Interstate 78 to assist a woman who needed help.

Law enforcement officials said that as the victim got out of his car and approached the female's vehicle, he was hit by another car that was veering out of control on the icy road. Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed him to Lehigh Valley Hospital, but doctors were unable to save his life and pronounced him dead that night.

''He had an honorable end trying to help people,'' the victim's brother told online news source Cincinnati.com. ''I would hope that someone could say that about me.”

The Lehigh County Coroner determined that 60-year-old's death was the result of blunt-force trauma injuries. His death has also been ruled accidental.

''He told me he had made it through New York state and was going really slow because of the snow,'' his daughter told the website. ''The last time I talked to him he was in Pennsylvania and it was all rain. It was a quick conversation. He told me he probably wouldn't call me back when he got home because it would be too late.''

The car accident is still under investigation.

If someone you love has died in an automobile accident, consider setting up a consultation with an accident lawyer in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.

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