Pennsylvania truck accidents: Bicyclist struck by dump truck

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2017 | Truck Accidents |

Many bicyclists would agree that the fall weather is perfect for enjoying bike riding. Not only are people enjoying it for sport, but some are using it for a source of transportation. Most all smaller vehicles on Pennsylvania roadways are at greater risk of harm when a collision occurs with a larger vehicle such as a truck. Motorcyclists and bicyclists are especially at risk in the event of truck accidents because they have no enclosed vehicle to frame and protect them as they travel. Sadly, one man recently died after a tragic collision with a dump truck.

Reportedly, the man was traveling with traffic on a busy road in Pennsylvania when the accident occurred. Witnesses claim that the bicyclist was hit by a dump truck, and that the truck driver did not stop despite the collision. Apparently, the truck dragged the bicycle underneath it as the trucker drove away from the scene.

The bicyclist was apparently thrown over the guardrail after the collision. He suffered serious injuries and was flown to a trauma center. Reportedly, he suffered a broken neck, ribs and other injuries, and he did not survive his injuries. The 53-year-old truck driver was found by authorities and initially denied any knowledge or involvement with the collision. He is facing criminal charges related to the accident.

Many motorists are scared of the possibility of being involved with truck accidents. The fear is understandable considering the harm and damage that can result when a collision occurs with a large truck. Some lawyers in Pennsylvania have experience handling personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving truck companies. Attorneys can advise and inform any victim of all available legal options after reviewing the specifics of a victim’s case.

Source:, “Police: Truck driver fled crash in Riverdale that killed bicyclist“, Peggy Wright, Sept. 26, 2017