Trucking accidents occur almost as frequently as car accidents. And like car accidents, not all truck crashes result in serious bodily injury or death. However, when a truck is involved in an accident it may cause more damage due to the shear size of the vehicle involved. So, when two trucks are involved in a collision, the potential for damage to the trucks and to any infrastructure that may be involved in the accident is that much greater. Truck accidents can have a dramatic impact on the individuals involved.
An aspiring Pennsylvania high school track star may have had his career cut short following a bus collision in which 35 other passengers were injured, 3 of whom sustained serious injuries.
With the number of big-rig trucks on the road, truck crashes can occur more often than not. In Tannersville, Pennsylvania, three tractor trailers were involved in a crash that left one truck driver dead. The accident happened on I-80 where conditions were foggy on that particular day. A trailer carrying concrete walls lost one of the walls off the flatbed. This started a domino effect involving two other tractor trailers in a deadly accident that killed one of the drivers.
It is inevitable that car and truck accidents will occur on the roadways. Dealing with the aftermath of a car or truck crash is extremely difficult for those involved in these types of accidents. People in car and truck accidents often come away from the accident seriously injured and in difficult financial situations. In even more devastating accidents, death may result. In both cases, the person or persons responsible for the accident need to be held accountable for their actions on the roadways.
All vehicle accidents that occur in Pennsylvania have the propensity to cause serious bodily injury or death. But, it seems that when a trucking crash happens, the likelihood that someone will be seriously injured is heightened, probably due to the size of the trucks and what the trucks may be hauling.
Truck accidents occur all too frequently on Pennsylvania roadways. The likelihood that a crash will end in serious bodily injury or death is unfortunately high due to the size of the vehicles involved in these types of accidents. Because of the expertise required to drive a truck, all truck drivers have to possess a specific type of license to operate the vehicle: a commercial driver's license, commonly referred to as a CDL. A CDL holds truck drivers to a different, higher standard of driving than the rest of the motorists on the roads. Yet, even with the special knowledge and skills that truck drivers possess, truck accidents still happen. When they do, the results often are devastating.
The number of motor vehicle accidents that occur on a regular basis is staggering. Car and truck accidents are unfortunately very common to witness on the roadways. Many accidents are not of a serious nature. However, there are a number of automobile accidents that result in serious bodily injury or death. A truck accident is one of the most dangerous types of accidents because of the size of the vehicles that are involved.
It sounds like the set-up for a mass tragedy: in the early hours of the morning, a semi trailer carrying flammable material overturns in a small Pennsylvania town, falling against a building and forcing hundreds of residents to flee from their homes. Amazingly, there were no injuries reported after such an accident occurred about 200 miles from Pottsville.
Driving can be more hazardous than many Pennsylvania residents may think, and it requires the utmost attention and care to detail when behind the wheel of a car or a truck. Accidents involving trucks, in particular, have the potential to leave those involved with devastating injuries. Truck drivers have a huge responsibility when maneuvering such a massive vehicle. Just like in car accidents, truck accidents are sometimes unavoidable, especially when dealing with the volume of commuters on the roads on any given day.
Although accidents involving trucks are not as prevelant as car accidents, when truck accidents do occur, the results can be catastrophic. Because there is such a disparity between the size of a commercial truck and a car, these types of crashes are very dangerous and can be devastating to those car drivers involved.