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Truck accident injures more than 40 people in Pennsylvania

Five hospitals across central Pennsylvania including hospitals in Williamsport, Lock Haven and Lewisburg are dealing with 45 injured Greyhound Bus passengers following an accident. The accident occurred between a Greyhound Bus and a large tractor trailer on I-80 near White Deer Township in the very early morning hours.

According to reports, the bus had been traveling through Pennsylvania and slammed into the back of the semi-truck that had been hauling garbage. As a result of the truck accident, the front of the bus was completely crushed. Emergency crews responded to the accident and worked to free passengers that became stuck in the bus. Four of the people who were injured in the accident were listed in critical condition. One woman has died as a result of the collision.

Police say that they are working with the truck company and the bus company to complete the investigation into why the semi-truck accident occurred. Greyhound has also said that it will conduct an investigation on the tractor-trailer accident.

While trucks have their place on Pennsylvania roads, all too often they are involved in devastating accidents like this one. This investigation will be important in giving the truck accident victims and their families some answers about why this accident occurred. In particular, it will be important to determine if either one of the drivers in this case was negligent while on the road.

Whether a driver is negligent is important because negligent truck drivers and truck companies are financially responsible for the damage that they cause. Therefore, the truck accident victims and their families may be able to file suit -- either a personal injury suit or wrongful death suit -- against the truck driver, or company to pay for expenses arising from the accident. These expenses can include medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Source: CBS New York, "Greyhound Bus From NYC Crashes In Pa. Kills 1, Injures Dozens," Oct. 9, 2013

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