PENNSYLVANIA MULTI-VEHICLE TRUCK ACCIDENT
Apr 17, 2013 - Truck Accidents
Large vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor trailers and dump trucks frequent the roadways on a daily basis. These massive vehicles usually carry large loads, and when a truck accident occurs, their shipments or loads are often damaged. In addition, the damage that trucks create is often severe and these incidents can cause serious injuries and even death. Truck accidents do not only cause damage and injuries but they can also create huge traffic delays or cause roads to temporarily close while the accident site is cleared.
Two tractor-trailer trucks and a dump truck were all involved in a collision in Harrisville on a rural Pennsylvania highway. The accident occurred on Route 8 at around 8:30 a.m. The three-vehicle wreck happened when a tractor-trailer jackknifed. The driver of the tractor-trailer was stopping for a motorist that was making a turn, which caused the driver to hit a logging truck. Behind the logging truck was a dump truck, and the first collision caused the dump truck to crash into the logging truck.
Emergency crews responded to the wreck and assessed all the victims that were involved. It was reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to the hospital. The conditions of the other drivers are not known at this time. The road was closed for several hours while crews worked on clearing the road of any hazards.
Investigation is ongoing for this crash. The turning vehicle could have played a role if they did not have the right-of-way or if an illegal turn was made. Once liability is determined, an injured party may be able to file a personal injury claim. Compensation could be awarded to the injured victims. The compensation for the injured parties could include lost wages for any work time missed as well as current or future medical bills.
Pennsylvania drivers should always be cautious on the roadways. However, accidents do occur. Any residents that fall victim to accidents should seek out answers and make sure their rights are protected.
Source: WPXI, “2 tractor-trailers, 1 dump truck crash in W. Pa.,” April 09, 2013