Investigation under way after fatal truck accident

On Behalf of | Jan 8, 2018 | Truck Accidents |

While the following story is from a ways outside of our geographical area here in Atlanta, it still contains important information as it could happen anywhere in the country.

The crash in question happened in Pennsylvania, about an hour outside of Pittsburgh. The crash involved a large truck that was carrying coal, and a smaller car. The car was being driven by a 21-year-old man. The truck was rounding a bend in the road but lost control. It isn’t clear yet why this happened, but winter weather may have been a factor. In the end, the out of control truck crashed into the car. The resulting accident killed the young man but left the truck driver uninjured.

A thorough investigation will be performed to find out the cause of the accident. Was the driver distracted in some way? Did he or she lose control of the vehicle due to excessive speed or unsafe operation during wintry conditions? Was the cargo inappropriately loaded? Did the vehicle itself fail in some way?

We will know the answers shortly, as will the victim’s family. When that happens, it will be interesting to see if they end up pursuing a wrongful death claim. The answers provided in the investigation are obviously crucial to pursuing any legal claim, and when you do decide to go this route, you will need to have experienced legal counsel on your side, lest you risk the possible success of your case.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh KDKA, “One Killed In Indiana County Crash,” Jan. 5, 2018


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