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.
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.
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.
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.
Accidents involving trucks are more likely to cause serious injuries due to the larger size of these vehicles. Truck accidents are not uncommon on the heavily traveled Pennsylvania Turnpike, especially during the winter. The following account describes one of a series of accidents that occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just recently.