ONE INJURED AFTER TRUCK CARRYING GOLF CARTS COLLIDES WITH SUV
Apr 4, 2013 - Truck Accidents
Large semi trucks are a common sight on major roads in Pennsylvania. When a truck accident occurs, the large size and weight of the truck can result in more serious injuries to occupants of other vehicles. In addition, a shifting load on a semi truck can lead to an accident and increase its severity.
A collision between a large semi truck and an SUV happened on I-95 in Chester recently. The crash occurred in the morning hours and involved a vehicle-carrier truck carrying a shipment of golf carts. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the incident and one person was found to have suffered minor injuries. The accident site caused traffic to be tied up for several hours while the site was cleared of debris and the damaged vehicles.
The details surrounding the damages and injuries are not clear from the news report. It is not known if police are conducting an investigation, although this would be likely in a case like this. It is also not known if the golf carts being transported by the truck played any role in causing the accident or increased the damage from the accident.
A person injured in an accident involving a commercial truck may be able to file a personal injury claim if the negligence of the truck driver was a substantial factor in causing the accident. In most cases, the truck driver’s employer would be liable for any damages caused by their employee in the scope and course of their employment.
Source: delcotimes.com, “SUV and truck carrying golf carts crash in Chester,” March 26, 2013