Schemery Zicolello

Pennsylvania man killed when large trucks collide

Large commercial trucks serve an important purpose in Pennsylvania's economy. They help to keep the price of goods low by providing a cheap shipping and transportation. They also give Pennsylvanian's access to goods from all over the country and the world.

However, most Pennsylvanian's also understand that these trucks can be dangerous. Drivers are often stressed and driving with little sleep since they are constantly trying to stay on a tight schedule which can lead to errors. Furthermore, their large size makes them no match for a car, motorcycle or person.

When two large trucks collide, truck accidents can be even more dangerous. Recently, a truck accident between a large flatbed truck and a tractor-trailer has resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania man. In this accident, the 42-year-old man from Pennsylvania was driving a semi-truck full of beer with his 12-year-old son.

According to reports, the man somehow lost control over the large vehicle and hit the back of a flatbed truck carrying steal that had been on the shoulder of the interstate at 3:25 a.m. At this point, the semi-truck left the highway and eventually flipped, thereby trapping the truck driver inside.

Eventually, rescue workers were able to free the truck driver and airlift him to a local hospital. However, he died a short time later from his injuries. His son also suffered injuries in the accident, although they were not life-threatening.

There are many different causes to fatal truck accidents. Often negligence plays a role. This can be negligence on the part of the truck driver, the truck's owner or a truck company. No matter who the negligent party is, that party should be held responsible for the damage caused by the negligence. Often financial compensation is available -- through a wrongful death suit -- for the families of victims of fatal truck accidents.

Source: The Express Times, "One driver dead after tractor-trailer hits flatbed truck on Interstate 78 shoulder in Clinton Township, police report - UPDATE," Tony Rhodin, July 12, 2013

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