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Terry Township truck accident leaves driver injured

As the winter months progress in Pennsylvania, the weather can cause road conditions to quickly deteriorate. Even small amounts of snow, rain, wind or ice can make driving extremely dangerous -- especially for large trucks. Drivers on the road often need to slow down to accommodate the slippery conditions. When large trucks do not heed to the conditions they can jack-knife and cause a tractor trailer accident.

No matter how a truck accident occurs, they can cause serious injuries. These injuries often occur to other drivers, since the size of the trucks provides the truck drivers with some protection. A recent Terry Township accident provides an example.

In that accident, a Toyota pick-up truck was driving down Route 187 near Rainbow Bridge. Details of the accident are unclear, but police say the pick-up truck and a flat bed tractor trailer somehow had a nearly head-on collision. In the accident, the driver of the pick-up truck was trapped in the vehicle. Rescue crews responded and were forced to remove the pick-up truck's windshield and part of its roof in order to remove the driver from the car.

The pick-up truck's driver was injured in the collision. This driver was transported to a local Towanda hospital but, thankfully, only suffered minor injuries. The driver of the tractor trailer was unharmed in the accident.

While the injuries in this case were minor, often times, truck accidents can cause very serious life-threatening injuries including broken bones and head injuries. When truck crashes are caused by the negligence of the truck driver, or of the truck company, those injured deserve compensation. This compensation can include lost wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses.

Source: The Daily Review, "Police Briefs, Dec. 22, 2012," Dec. 22, 2012

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