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Pennsylvania truck accidents -- did driver fall asleep?

Tractor-trailer drivers in Pennsylvania who operate these heavy vehicles while they are tired or exhausted may cause devastating accidents with multiple injuries and fatalities. Suffering exhaustion while driving reduces the driver's ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations and the ability to react appropriately in order to avoid a collision. In fact, it is not uncommon for drivers in such a state to fall asleep and cause truck accidents without even being aware of surrounding traffic at the time of the collision.

Semi-truck crash on I-80 in Jan. 2013 leads to lawsuit

Pennsylvania residents may recall the massive accident involving three semi-trucks on the icy I-80 in Jan. 2013. One of the three truck drivers that were involved in the semi-truck crash has recently filed a lawsuit against the companies who own the other vehicles that were involved in the accident. These vehicles included three trucks and a passenger vehicle.

Victims of truck accidents may claim from driver and truck owner

Drivers of heavy vehicles may not always recognize the threat they pose on Pennsylvania roads. Truck accidents are known to result in severe injuries, or even fatalities, when cars are involved. The sheer weight and size of a truck traveling at a high rate of speed can make it a deadly weapon.

Recording truckers' hours of service could go electronic

Too often, Pennsylvanians' lives are put at risk when truck drivers violate hours-of-service regulations and drive too long without rest. To protect us from truck driver fatigue, federal regulations require the operators of large commercial vehicles to keep detailed driving records.

SUV collides with tractor-trailer on Interstate 78, injuring 1

Whether or not people think about it, interstate highways in Pennsylvania are dangerous. Many of us never think that we will be the ones involved in a highway accident; however, all of us have seen an accident on the side of the road at one time or another. For those of us who have been involved in an accident, we now just how terrifying and damaging a motor vehicle accident can be.

Multi-vehicle collision involving a box truck injures several


Although winter weather conditions can interfere with safe travel for anyone driving on the roadways in Pennsylvania, traveling at night could increase the chances of an incident occurring. During the late night and early morning hours, various vehicles utilize the major roads, but often times it is large larges that are seen making late night commutes in order to reach their destination. Truck drivers frequently drive long hours and through the night in order to get their shipment to its destination timely. Truck drivers often encounter more dangers on the road, such as driver fatigue, drunk drivers, bad night vision and dangerous road conditions due to inclement weather. This could ultimately lead to a serious truck accident.

Pileup on Pennsylvania Turnpike injures 30


For some Pennsylvania residents the winter months can be rather enjoyable. But for others, it is just a time they spend waiting for the spring weather to arrive. This winter has been rather rough for this region this year, which has also caused drivers to endure higher risks. Dangerous road conditions could lead to a serious accident, Furthermore, larger vehicles, such as semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, could cause serious injuries and severe damage in an accident. A truck accident could also lead to a multi-vehicle collision, affecting numerous people and cars.

Car and garbage truck collide in Delaware COunty


Pennsylvania residents know the cars and vehicles that are necessary to a well-run city, like mail trucks, delivery trucks and garbage trucks. Many of these vehicles are large in size. Those diving these massive trucks tend to drive with more caution because of they are more challenging to handle and maneuver. In addition, these trucks have large blind spots, which could cause nearby vehicles to go unnoticed. This could lead to a truck accident resulting in serious injuries and severe damages.

Fiery truck crash at Pennsylvania tollbooth kills one


Early morning commutes tend to be hectic and busy. Heavy traffic can cause some drivers panic about being late. This is especially true if commuters encounter frequent stops at traffic signs and signals in addition to the stop and go traffic they are sitting in. In these situations, it is important for drivers to be aware of their surroundings and the other vehicles around them. If a driver is distracted because they are texting or they are negligent because they are following a vehicle too closely or they are speeding, a serious accident could result.

Three-truck crash closes Pennsylvania Turnpike and injures one


The holiday season in Pennsylvania not only means winter weather but it often means more trucks on the roadways. These massive vehicles are used to transport large shipments long distance. Although these are very useful vehicles, they also have a tendency to lose control more easily than an automobile. If the weather is bad, a driver is traveling too fast or the driver has to make a sudden stop, an accident could ensue. A truck accident could result in severe damage, serious injuries and even fatalities.

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