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Truck driver arrested after hit-and-run in Pennsylvania


When drivers hear sirens and see flashing emergency lights, they assume that an accident occurred on the roadways. In some cases, however, authorities could be in pursuit of a suspect. Following a recent hit-and-run collision, officers attempt to locate the alleged negligent driver. The driver could have seriously injured others or caused severe damage and it was important that authorities located the driver at cause.

Two killed and two injured following truck accident


When driving in Pennsylvania, it is common to see large trucks on the roadway. These massive vehicles are necessary to transport large shipments from one destination to another. In most cases, these trucks travel long distances, which means that drivers are behind the wheel for long hours. Driver fatigue is common for truck drivers and can cause serious risks and hazards for other drivers on the road. Even when the impact is not huge, a truck accident can result in serious injuries and even fatalities.

16-year-old boy injured in truck crash


Whether they are traveling a short or long distance, most Pennsylvania residents will encounter an accident site sooner or later. Depending on the cause, types of vehicles and number of vehicles, the accident could be small or massive. A truck accident will often cause a serious accident and may create a dangerous scene for other drivers that will cause the road to be shut down until it is properly cleaned up. Furthermore, they could cause serious injuries or even death, so it is important that emergency crews are able to tend to the victims.

Pedestrian stuck and killed by ice cream truck


In a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian will almost always get the worst of it. When the motor vehicle is a large commercial truck, the pedestrian is often seriously injured or killed. A recent Pennsylvania truck crash serves as a tragic reminder.

Pennsylvania woman killed in trailer accident at campground

The summer months often mean family vacations for Pennsylvania residents. For some, this might mean loading up their vehicle, packing up their camping gear, hitching up a camper and hitting the road. Families frequent campgrounds during the warm months. Families will often attach a camper for long distances in order to camp at an ideal location, but that can create some risks and dangers. A trailer may not be properly hitched or maintained and could cause a trailer accident.

Pennsylvania driver dead after head-on collision with truck

Incidents on the roadway are well known to residents in Pennsylvania, but fatal accidents are always hard to deal with. Truck accidents tend to not only be fatal but are also very destructive. These massive vehicles are able to crush other automobiles they collide with, create severe damage on the roadway, cause serious injuries and even cause death. Although truck drivers are trained specifically to cover long distances safely by close regulation of their driving hours and conditions, they can be involved in serious crashes not necessarily the fault of the truck driver.

Van crashes into dump truck killing two and injuring several

Driving long distances is not only tiresome but it can also cause some unsafe driving habits. A driver may lose track of their speed and drive much higher or lower than the speed limit causing drivers nearby to respond. Road rage could also result in areas with condensed traffic. Lastly, the driver may not be cautious when driving through a construction zone or a road clean-up area. Any of these habits could lead to incidents involving other vehicles. A truck accident could cause a fatal accident with numerous injuries and severe damage at the collision site.

Truck accident leads to two injuries

The injuries that occur from an accident can be critical and life threatening. A truck accident can create a massive accident site with severe damages, serious injuries and fatalities. A collision that occurs between these tremendous vehicles can often leave the other automobile significantly damaged. The ability to control a truck, abruptly reduce speeds and stop is different from other vehicles and this could often be the reason for an accident involving a semi-truck or tractor-trailer.

Truck accident leaves man with brain injury

When a tractor-trailer collides with a car, truck or other smaller vehicle, serious injuries can result. Tractor trailers are not only much bigger than most vehicles on the road, but they are also usually loaded down with freight, which makes them heavy and dangerous when an accident occurs. A tractor-trailer accident can cause serious injuries and complications that can last a lifetime.

Pennsylvania man causes accident fleeing from police

Any vehicle accident has the potential for causing damage and serious injuries. Truck accidents carry even more potential for personal injury and damage to personal property. This does not just apply to semis or large work trucks; even a smaller pickup truck can do extensive damage, especially if the impact occurs at a high rate of speed. Anyone who is affected by such an incident can consider seeking compensation for damages, medical costs or other expenses incurred due to the event.

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