Truck accidents are quite common. In fact, within the past 48 hours, there have been multiple truck accidents across the country. The following are recent headlines from various online news outlets:
- Distracted tractor-trailer driver blamed in crash that killed 24-year-old Indianapolis man
- Tractor-trailer clips Mission school bus
- Route 9W reopens in Haverstraw after tractor-trailer crash, fuel spill
- Tractor-trailer crash shuts down U.S. 52 north
- Tractor-trailer drivers charged in two Habersham injury crashes
The most recent truck accident was just reported in Philadelphia. A tractor-trailer is being sought in a hit and run case which killed a pedestrian late Friday evening. The accident occurred just before midnight.
According to philly.com, authorities are seeking a tractor-trailer which allegedly fled after striking an unknown male who was walking on Interstate 95 near the Cottman Avenue exit (www.philly.com, “Two dead in accidents involving tractor-trailers,” 1/19/13). The pedestrian died at the scene.
The truck involved in the accident may have been a red Peterbilt tractor with a silver trailer. The pedestrian has yet to be identified and police are seeking information about the pedestrian and the truck.
Anyone with any information about this truck accident is urged to call the Pennsylvania State Police at (215) 560-6200.
From our truck accident law library:
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- Common Claims Made in a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
- Truck Driving and Use of Computers in the Cab
- Truck Driving & Texting – A Very Serious Danger
Philadelphia Truck Accident Law Firm
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