Criminal defense for vehicular homicide
On Wednesday, a woman from Berlin, PA was charged with vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter after a 25 November 2014 death of a Shanksville woman near the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel. State police in Somerset County filed the charges against the 34-year-old woman with the district judge. In addition, the woman was also was charged with six summary counts, including failure to yield, obedience to traffic control devices, careless driving, and reckless driving. The victim, a 72-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Stutzmantown Road, near the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, which is operated by the Catholic Church of the East, according to police. The archbishop of the Catholic Church of the East said at the time that he had just left the chapel when he heard a loud crash and turned to see the victims behind the wheel of the vehicle that had crashed into the wall of the church. The priest said he called 911 and gave the woman her Last Rites. The guilty party, who was injured in the crash, was arraigned before a judge and is free on $100,000 unsecured bond. She will face a preliminary hearing before the same judge on 20 January 2016. If you have been arrested for vehicular homicide, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights. This was an unfortunate incident, but there are many factors that can cause these types of terrible accidents. Call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Gary Gerson today for a free consultation at 412-219-6875.
Source: TribLive.com, “Somerset County woman charged in fatal crash near Flight 93 chapel” 3 December 2015