July 15, 2014

When most people think of truck accidents, they envision a semi-truck involved in an accident while driving down the interstate. However, truck accidents can involve a wide range of commercial vehicles and a variety of different emergencies. For example, a food truck explosion in Feltonville, Pennsylvania, injured a dozen people. Five of those victims suffered serious burn injuries.

The truck accident happened on July 1. According to witnesses, it involved a massive fireball that resulted when the truck’s propane tank exploded. The explosion was so loud and forceful that many who live in the area around Wyoming Avenue and Third Street heard or felt it while in their homes.

The two operators of the food truck were critically injured, both with third-degree burns covering more than half their bodies. It’s not known if the woman who was blown out of the truck was the 42-year-old woman or her daughter, who is 18.

The others who were seriously injured included two young men and a 13-year-old girl. They are in critical condition. The other seven people who were transported included people trapped in their cars after the explosion.

According to those who live in the area, the mother and daughter who operated the truck are from Guatemala. The popular food truck, called “Parrillada Chapina,” is usually parked there on a daily basis.

It’s important for those who are injured in truck accidents of any kind that are not their fault to know what rights they may have to compensation. Civil lawsuits may be filed against an at-fault party for many personal injury claims or for wrongful death.

Source:, “‘A very large fireball’: 12 hurt in Feltonville blast“, Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, July 3, 2014