Handling the aftermath of even a simple motor vehicle accident can often be overwhelming and a source of stress for anyone involved. Processing a more serious accident involving injuries or death will understandably be a source of stress for many victims. One of Pennsylvania’s recent truck accidents resulted in significant property damage, injuries and death.
A large tractor-trailer hauling turkeys was traveling on a Pennsylvania roadway when the accident occurred. At some point, the semi driver lost control of the rig, and the vehicle turned over on its side and caught on fire. The investigation has not yet revealed what events may have proceeded the crash, but authorities hope the truck’s black box, driver’s log, the driver’s blood tests and witness reports will assist in providing answers. As the truck crashed and overturned, it breached the opposite lanes of traffic, resulting in multiple car crashes. At least nine total vehicles were involved, and the road was closed for more than half a day as the accident was cleared.
Reportedly, more than one person suffered injuries, including the truck driver. The truck driver apparently suffered brain trauma, and conditions of the others who were injured are unknown. Sadly, a 38-year-old passenger in one of the cars did not survive his injuries.
Truck accidents such as this one can result in significant damage to anyone involved. A large accident such as this one can surely be confusing for the victims to process how to handle their insurance claims with the truck company. In similar crashes, victims often find it beneficial to speak with a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania to be advised on how to handle their case. In many instances, a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit may be an appropriate option in pursuing full financial accountability from the party or parties deemed responsible.
Source: 6abc.com, “Malvern man killed in fiery Route 202 collision,” Nov. 13, 2017