A truck driver in Pennsylvania has died after being struck by another truck driver on the highway. According to the police, something had gone wrong with the first trucker’s vehicle. He pulled his truck over to the side of the road and tried to repair the vehicle. Another truck struck him while he was on the road, causing fatal injuries.
The incident is still under investigation
The police claim that the trucker initially drove away, not realizing that he had struck and killed someone. Eventually, the police tracked down the vehicle. The trucking accident occurred in the morning of Jan. 11, 2021.
Every year, hundreds of truck drivers are killed in accidents across the United States. Some accidents are caused by the driver’s negligence while others are caused by other drivers on the road. Since semi-trucks are so much larger than regular vehicles, a truck driver might not see a person on the road until it’s too late. Many trucking companies have found themselves dealing with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits after one of their truckers was involved in a crash.
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Were you involved in a truck accident?
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you know that the pain and suffering isn’t just physical. You’ll also have to deal with emotional trauma–especially if you lost a loved one in the accident.
An attorney could help you file a lawsuit against the trucker, their company or the truck manufacturer, depending on who’s liable for the accident. You might have to file a lawsuit against multiple parties at once. A lawsuit won’t undo the damage, but it could help you cope with the bills that you have to pay.