There have been a slew of truck accidents in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware area this summer. Truck accidents are often fatal, due to the size and speed of trucks relative to other cars on the road.
Below is a summary of truck accidents over the last few months.
Last month, a Middletown Pennsylvania man died after a commercial truck accident in Londonderry Township. His commercial truck overturned in the roadway and came to a rest in the opposite lane of travel. Another driver then struck the truck. Both the truck and the second car were disabled as a result of the accident. *Source: www.pennlive.com, Middletown man killed in two-vehicle crash on East Harrisburg Pike
Also last month, a large truck carrying animal cargo crashed off of Interstate 495 in Delaware. A tractor trailer overturned on a ramp and then landed on the guardrail. According to the state police, the truck driver received a citation for inattentive driving. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. *Source: www.philly.com, “23 cows from Pa. farm dead after truck crash”
A young Pennsylvania woman was killed when her car was struck by a tractor trailer. The woman had hit a deer and as a result, she was sitting in her disabled vehicle in the right hand lane of Interstate 81 in Swatara Township in Dauphin County. A tractor trailer struck her car, sending it across the road and up an embankment. The accident occurred early in the morning, and according to police, the woman was not wearing her seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene. *Source: www.pennlive.com, “Hazleton woman killed in I-81 tractor-trailer crash”
In May, a flatbed truck-car accident in New Jersey resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 295 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The truck and a Lexus sustained heavy damage and came to a rest in the highway’s median. Source: http://abclocal.go.com, “Deadly crash on I-295 in Mercer County, N.J.”
A fatal truck accident occurred earlier this week in the Philadelphia area. A Delaware man had turned onto Township Line Road in Upper Darby/Drexel Hill when he was struck by a dump truck traveling in the same direction. The impact sent the man’s car across traffic, into the opposite lane of travel where it was struck again by another vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. *Source: www.delcotimes.com, “Fatal crash closes Township Line Road in Drexel Hill”
Defensive driving is crucial in avoiding any accident, whether it is a car, truck or pedestrian accident. Between changing music stations to eating and drinking in our cars, distractions lead to accidents. It is important for all drivers to limit distractions and practice safe, defensive driving.
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