Last week, an early morning truck accident resulted in the death of a 31 year old Pennsylvania man. The accident occurred when a truck smashed into the back of another truck. After the collision, the two trucks traveled 300 feet and down an embankment. The accident occurred near Interstate 78 and Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. A coroner’s report issued on August 10, 2012 indicated that one of the truck drivers died of head and blunt force trauma. This accident is one of many Pennsylvania truck accidents which have occurred this year.
Truck accident fatalities are very common, considering the weight of commercial trucks. Factors which usually contribute to the happening of a truck accident include:
- maintenance of brakes,
- weather conditions,
- driver error,
- driver inattention, and
- drug/alcohol use.
Pennsylvania laws allow a party who has been injured due to another’s negligence to make a claim against all persons and business responsible for the accident. In addition, there may be grounds to make a punitive damages claim. For more information, contact a Pennsylvania car and truck accident lawyer.
Related Pennsylvania Truck Accident Articles:
- Punitive Damages in a Pennsylvania Truck Accident Case
- Proving Intoxication in a Pennsylvania Truck Accident
- Common Claims Made in a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Trucking Accident Update: Truck Driver Rule Changes
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Published: August 12, 2012
Source: www.uppermacungie.patch.com, “Details of Fatal I-78 Crash Released by Coroner,” August 10, 2012