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May 4, 2013 |

TWO-TRUCK COLLISION RESULTS IN ONE FATALITY

May 4, 2013 - Truck Accidents

Pennsylvania residents see trucks frequent the roads and understand the importance of the vehicles to transport items and shipments timely. Truck drivers are often in a rush to reach their destinations, which are often long distance and on the other side of the country. This causes some truck drivers to drive long hours, which may lead to the driver becoming fatigued. This can be dangerous because the driver isn’t fully aware and attentive. This poses a great risk for truck accidents.

Police are investigating a collision between a box truck and tractor-trailer truck. The crash occurred in Valley Township at around 11 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 30. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered that the box truck hit the back of the tractor-trailer, and significant damage resulted to the front end of the box truck. The accident resulted in a fatality, but it wasn’t reported which driver was killed or if the other driver suffered any injuries.

The fatal truck collision is being investigated and no preliminary findings have been reported. The circumstances of the crash or the cause cannot be determined at this time. The family of a person killed in a truck accident could file a wrongful death suit. This would cover medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages and damages caused by the truck accident.

A wreck involving a truck can result in a massive accident site and could cause serious injuries and even fatalities. When driving any type of vehicle it is important to remain attentive and aware of the vehicles in the surrounding area.

Source: WPVI, “Fatal truck crash on Route 30 in Valley Township,” April 25, 2013

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