Hit-and-run accidents can cause many complications. Truck accidents that involve a driver who did not remain on the scene may result in authorities having to take extra steps to locate everyone involved, which could draw out the investigation. It was recently reported that a fatal semi-truck accident recently took place in Pennsylvania.
As the holidays draw closer, you and your family will probably be traveling to visit relatives and friends, maybe quite a distance away. You will not be the only ones on the road though. Not only will other families be traveling at this time of year, but there will be a lot of trucks too. Here are four tips on how to keep your family safe around trucks on the road.
Tractor-trailers frequently travel the roadways. It may be considered a rarity to not see such a truck while driving on a highway, but though these trucks are relatively commonplace, they can still cause much apprehension for drivers. Truck accidents often lead to devastating outcomes, and the details of such crashes could be vital to investigations and potential legal repercussions.
When trucks enter roadways, it is important that their drivers pay attention to any oncoming traffic and ensure that they have the right of away. If trucks pull into the paths of other drivers, truck accidents could easily occur. These crashes may potentially result in devastating injuries to any of the individuals involved, and legal action could result.
When motorists are traveling the roadway and come across a serious accident, they are likely thankful that they were not involved in it. Though car and truck accidents often cause considerable delays, being late is undoubtedly more appreciated than having an accident. Unfortunately, other drivers may not always react appropriately when approaching slowed or stopped traffic resulting from a previous crash, and as a result, another collision could take place.
When a vehicle begins to have mechanical issues, a driver may hope to get the vehicle off the roadway as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, drivers may not be able to take preventative actions before car or truck accidents take place. Such a situation recently occurred in Pennsylvania, and several individuals were injured and transported to the hospital.
A three-vehicle crash that involved an 18-wheeler left several injured and spilled fuel for what appeared to be blocks, authorities say. The crash also lead to one vehicle catching fire. The accident occurred in Allentown on a Wednesday morning in November. When truck accidents like these occur in Pennsylvania, due to the size and weight of tractor-trailers, the damage to individuals’ health can be catastrophic, and the damage to their properties extensive.
The use of a cellphone, fatigue and high blood pressure are factors that could increase a truck driver’s chance of being involved in an accident, according to new research. Long-haul trucking is among one of the most dangerous jobs in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the country, as each year truck drivers are involved in around 250,000 truck accidents, according to the researchers who conducted the study. Of these accidents, between 1 and 2 percent resulted in death.
When truck accidents occur, serious injuries as well as extensive property damage often are the result. Recent truck accidents in Pennsylvania include one that involved a big rig as well as a pickup truck. It resulted in serious injuries, and a major road was shut down for several hours.