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State trooper killed in tractor trailer accident while on patrol

People who go for a drive -- whether to the movies, the grocery store or to work -- probably expect to make it to their destination and back home safety. However, this is not a given. Roads can be dangerous places especially those roads where tractor trailers are traveling. Even in minor tractor trailer accidents, those in other vehicles can be seriously injured or killed. In these situations, it is likely that the semi-truck sustained no, or very little, damage.

On Oct. 4, a Pennsylvania state trooper was on patrol about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. While driving his patrol car, a tractor trailer appears to have run a stop sign and smashed into the man's car. The man died because of the injuries he sustained in the crash. Sadly, the man had only been a couple months away from retiring as a state trooper. He left behind two children and a wife.

Police say that they will continue to investigate the cause of this truck accident. At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver of the semi-truck. Governor Corbett has ordered that flags around the state be placed at half-staff in honor of the fallen trooper.

In this case, it appears that this accident was caused by an inattentive truck driver. By not obeying the rules of the road, this truck driver was negligent. This driver's actions have forever changed the course of many peoples' lives. A family is without a husband and father and without the source of income he provided.

This troopers' family may be able to file a civil lawsuit against this truck driver, or the truck driver's employer, for the driver's negligence. This wrongful death suit would help cover expenses that have arisen from this accident including any medical bills and funeral costs. Furthermore, a suit like this could help pay for lost wages, loss of companionship and any pain and suffering.

Source: New Jersey Herald, "Pennsylvania state trooper on patrol dies in crash," Oct. 4, 2012

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