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Truck accident kills Pennsylvania woman in Tioga County

There are many different types of trucks on Pennsylvania roadways. Each of these trucks poses its own dangers as it shares the roadways with smaller cars, bicyclists and people. A recent accident in Union Township involved roll back-type tow truck.

According to reports, the tow truck was on Route 14 near Peepaw Lane in Tioga County, Pennsylvania helping to clear a previous accident. Another driver -- a 67-year-old woman -- was also driving on Route 14 at the time. When the woman came around a corner in the road, she apparently lost control of the car in the snowy conditions. As a result, the woman hit the tow truck.

Although the woman was wearing a seatbelt, she suffered severe injuries in the accident and died at the scene. Two passengers in the woman's car were also injured in the accident and had to be taken to local hospitals. The tow truck suffered only minor damage in the accident.

It is common that truck accidents can result in serious injuries, which may include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and more. Fatal truck accidents are also common. The sheer size of a truck makes it a danger to Pennsylvania drivers, whether the truck is moving or not.

Following a truck accident, it is very important to determine if negligence on behalf of the truck driver or the truck company played a role in causing the accident. If a negligent truck driver did cause the accident, then that driver may be financially responsible for the damage caused. A personal injury suit -- or a wrongful death suit in the case of a fatal truck accident -- can provide truck accident victims and their families with much needed compensation following a devastating accident.

Source: Star Gazette, "Woman killed, 2 hurt in Tioga County, Pa., crash," Dec. 30, 2013

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