question of which court, of the courts which have proper subject matter and personal jurisdiction, may hear the suit. Thus, a court must consider the issues of subject matter and personal jurisdiction prior to considering the venue issue. Japan Gas Lighter Ass'n v. Ronson Corp., 257 F. Supp. 219, 224 (D.N.J.1966); see also Harris v. Bobby G. Killian Corp., 70 F.R.D. 528, 530 (W.D.Okl.1975).
This court has proper subject matter jurisdiction by virtue of diversity of citizenship. 28 U.S.C. § 1332. However, personal jurisdiction is lacking. In a diversity action, personal jurisdiction is determined according to the law of the state in which the federal court sits. Marquest Medical Products, Inc. v. EMDE Corp., 496 F. Supp. 1242, 1246 (D.Colo.1980). Under Pennsylvania law, personal jurisdiction extends as far as allowed by the United States Constitution. 42 Pa.Cons.Stat.Ann. § 5322(b) (Purdon 1981); Delaware Valley Factors, Inc. v. Coma Export, Inc., 530 F. Supp. 180 (E.D.Pa.1982). "The Constitution requires that defendants' forum-related activities either: (1) give rise to the claim and pass minimum-contact analysis-specific jurisdiction; or (2) constitute continuous and substantial affiliation with the forum-general jurisdiction." Id. at 184.
Here, plaintiff has not established that either specific or general personal jurisdiction exists. The sole contact defendants have with the forum state is to have been involved in an out-of-state automobile accident with a Pennsylvania resident who sustained injuries as a result. The fact that a Pennsylvania resident sustains injuries, out-of-state, which result in residual harm within the state is not a sufficient basis to sustain personal jurisdiction. See, e.g., Shong Ching Lau v. Change, 415 F. Supp. 627 (E.D.Pa.1976).
Since defendants lack the requisite minimum contacts with this forum, the court cannot exercise personal jurisdiction and plaintiff's complaint against them will be dismissed.