Car Accident on First Day of School Kills PA High School Student

Last month, Central Bucks South High School Student, Alex Smolner, was involved in a fatal Pennsylvania car accident on her first day of school. Ms. Smolner was one of three people riding in the car driven by 17- year old Jessica Atkin.

All three occupants of the vehicle had their seat belts fastened and excessive speed is not being blamed for the collision. However, the driver did lose control of the car and hit a tree. Ms. Smolner was killed as a result of the crash. The driver and the other passenger were treated at Abington Memorial Hospital and released.

The car crash occurred in the afternoon on Street Road in Warrington, not far from Central Bucks High South. Ms. Smolner had just moved to the area from Miami, FL and was beginning her junior year.

Street Road in Warrington, PA is a fairly straight road. There may have been driver error or a vehicle problem which caused the accident. The Bucks County car accident may have also been caused by someone running the vehicle off the road. The Warrington Police Department should be investigating the fatal accident to find the cause. Our thoughts go out to the family of the young victim.