LADDER FALLS ON TRUCK CAUSING MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT
Apr 13, 2013 - Truck Accidents
An accident can be caused for various reasons and that cause could create a domino effect resulting in a chain-reaction incident involving multiple vehicles. An initial truck accident could turn into a massive collision involving numerous vehicles. This could result in serious injuries, tremendous damage to the vehicles and even fatalities. Large multiple vehicle accidents can also damage the roadway, create hazards for other drivers and cause huge traffic delays during the cleanup process.
In Pennsylvania, a multi-vehicle accident occurred at 3:00 p.m. on the turnpike near Philmont Avenue in Lower Southampton Township. The cause of the afternoon accident was determined to be due to a fallen ladder. The ladder fell on a truck, which then caused a chain-reaction accident involving seven other vehicles.
Three people were transported to local hospitals. However, none of the injuries suffered were life-threatening. The massive accident site caused traffic to be backed up for about three miles. The liable party for the ladder falling on the truck was not reported at this time.
A person who is injured in a multiple vehicle truck or car accident could file a personal injury suit to gain compensation for the injuries suffered and damages sustained. The accident could result in several expenses and the compensation awarded could cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Incidents and hazards can occur on the roadway causing dangers for drivers on the road. It is important that drivers are attentive, watch their speeds and avoid texting while driving.
Source: abclocal.go.com, “Ladder falls on truck, creates 7-car crash on Pa. Turnpike,” March 27, 2013