One person is dead and another was taken to a local hospital after a crash involving a motorcycle occurred on Route 30 just after 9:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the motorcycle was trapped for a time, rescued, and taken to the hospital.   A Hempfield man died when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle Saturday night on Route 30 in Irwin. Irwin police said Glenn W. Hauliska Jr., 54, was killed upon impact when his westbound Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the driver’s side of a Jeep Patriot at about 9 p.m., just east of Ash Street. The driver of the Jeep, Kendrick Koschak, 19, of Irwin, was taken by ambulance to Forbes Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. According to police, Koschak’s Jeep drove into the path of Hauliska’s motorcycle while exiting a Pizza Barn parking lot and attempting to turn left onto eastbound Route 30.

Wrongful death action.

When injuries, damages, or wrongful death occur as a result of an accident in Pennsylvania, an experienced personal injury attorney can help with a claim for compensation and a wrongful death action.  Assigned responsibility in accident cases plays a significant part in damage compensation.  In accordance with  Title 42, Chapter 83 of the Pennsylvania General Statutes, Section 8301  defines a wrongful death as one that is “caused by the wrongful act, or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another.”


Compensation for a wrongful death resulting from a car accident is in a family’s reach to assist in the payment of any significant medical expenses, loss of wages, funeral expenses, and wrongful death claims. Wrongful death settlements in car accidents are usually paid out by insurance companies who gave liability coverage to the entity, or person who was responsible for the accident, but actions must be initiated within the two year statute of limitations.

When negligence can be proven, compensation for any loss sustained as a result of a vehicle accident may be possible in the State of Pennsylvania.  Call an accident attorney who can help support negligence by assigning  “fault” in a legal proceeding that addresses property damage, physical injuries, and wrongful death.  Damages that may be recovered include:

  • Medical bills
  • Current and future compensation losses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of care, companionship
  • Estate administration expenses
  • Funeral expenses if a wrongful death occurs

Seek legal counsel.

Motor vehicle accidents are complex when they result in someone’s death, and often require involved research, so it is wise to contact an experienced attorney at Scanlon & Wojton, LLC, who can exercise their best legal practices to ensure a positive fiscal result after the loss of a loved one.


Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275