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Man dies from injuries after semi truck accident

When a semi-truck comes barreling towards a car, that car does not stand much of a chance. In fact, it is very likely that the car will sustain heavy damage and that those in the car will be injured. The injuries will most likely be very serious. Semi-truck accidents can cause head injuries, broken bones and paralysis. In the most serious of cases, people die from their injuries. This is what Pennsylvanians risk when driving near or around trucks.

The unfortunate thing is that a lot of truck accidents can be prevented if truck drivers and truck companies are careful. Negligent behaviors such as overloading rigs, distracted or overworked drivers and poor truck maintenance are often to blame for truck accidents. When negligent behaviors are avoided, the roadways can be safer for everyone on them.

Sometimes, even despite all kinds of safety precautions, accidents happen. Recently, one Pennsylvania man died after his pickup truck collided with a semi-truck on July 9.

The pickup truck was struck in the afternoon while traveling south on a road in Unity Township. The pickup truck was in an intersection when it was hit by the semi-truck. The collision caused both vehicles to veer off to the left side of the road.

The semi-truck hit a tree and came to a stop. At the time of the accident, the pickup truck was hauling a trailer. After impact, the trailer detached and hit a third unoccupied car.

The man driving the pickup was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. He later died from his injuries.

It is unclear at this point if the accident was caused by negligence. However, if the truck driver was negligent then the man's family may be entitled to compensation.

Source: Salem News, "Pa. man hurt in crash dies of injuries," July 11, 2012

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