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Nov 8, 2013 |

TIRE DETACHES FROM TRUCK, DRIVERS ESCAPE SERIOUS INJURIES

Nov 8, 2013 - Truck Accidents

Pennsylvania residents understand that a lot of responsibilities come with owning and operating a vehicle. Not only are drivers required to follow the rules of the road and safety protocols, drivers must also maintain and repair their vehicles. Whether it is a gas leak, missed oil change, flat tire or loose part, drivers are responsible for the maintenance of their vehicle and should ensure that they are safe to travel on the roadway. When a driver is negligent and fails to maintain their vehicle, an accident could ensue and could result in serious injuries and damages.

A truck accident was recently reported in Pennsylvania. Police responded to an accident that occurred on Route 22 and involved a Honda CRV and a tractor-trailer. According to reports, the woman traveling in the Honda was injured when a tire flew off of a tractor-trailer that was driving in the opposite direction on the roadway.

The tractor-trailer was traveling westbound and the tires on the driver’s side presumably came lose from the vehicle and detached. This resulted in the tires bouncing into the eastbound traffic and hitting the Honda. It was reported that the woman suffered moderate injuries. Investigation was conducted and the truck driver was charged with a violation of a vehicle code.

A failure to maintain a vehicle could result in serious affects. A person injured could file a personal injury suit in order to recover compensation. The monetary award could be used to cover expenses such as medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages.

A collision caused by a truck could mean serious injuries and severe damage. In these cases, it is not only the responsibility of the truck driver to maintain the vehicle but also the company that owns the truck. Those affected by a truck accident should understand that they could file a claim against the truck driver and the truck company for any resulting injuries and damages.

Source: Tire Review, “Tires Bouncing Off Truck Caused Accident in Pennsylvania,” Oct. 30, 2013

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