HARVEYS LAKE, PA — Wyoming County Authorities have named Paula Jones as the woman that was killed in an accident that they think may have been alcohol related in Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. News reports out of Pittsburgh were not clear as to the exact time authorities were notified of the accident.
31-year-old Paula Jones died when she was struck by a passing motorist as she was jogging on Lakeside Drive. Police said that Jones was hit by the car, which subsequently fled the scene following the accident.
Jones was rushed to Geisinger Wyoming Medical Center where she eventually succumbed to her injuries.
Authorities tracked down a vehicle and believe the driver was Michael Scavone, who is currently being investigated for the possibility of drunk driving in connection with the accident.
The investigation is underway at this time.
Scene of the Accident
View of the Road
In the news report covering the accident, the alleged driver in the accident admitted to police that he had drank at several bars, and began early in the afternoon. If this is true, I’d be tracking down and putting each and every bar, each and every drink order under a microscope. Why would this be important? Because if the bar broke the law and over-served the driver in this accident, both the driver, and the bar (or bars) that broke the law by furnishing alcohol to a customer when they should have been cut off, then the bar needs to face consequences right along side the driver. Make no mistake, in no way am I saying that the driver who made the decision to get behind the wheel after hours of drinking should face any less punishment, quite the contrary, actually. I believe that every single hand that played a role in this accident needs to face accountability for failing to prevent it.
— Grossman Law Offices