Coopersburg, PA – Woman and Child Killed in Fatal Crash on I-78
Coopersburg, PA (October 26, 2020) – Around 6:25 a.m. on Monday morning, October 26, a woman and child were killed in a Coopersburg truck accident.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred on I-78 around the area of Route 309 when a 32-year-old Allentown woman was driving an Express work van when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer due to reasons that are not yet known.
Police confirmed that the tractor-trailer was hauling a trailer and its emergency flashers were on. The driver was outside the truck at the time of the accident.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. They confirmed that the 32-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. She had a 6-year-old female passenger in the front who was also pronounced dead following the collision.
The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Accidents involving large trucks are happening more and more often than ever before. In 2015, statistics showed that large truck accidents were the highest they ever were since 2012 in the state of Pennsylvania. Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe collisions on our roads due to the fact that these vehicles are so much larger than many others. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you have many rights to recovery and should never stand alone.
The unfortunate reality is that many families lose loved ones as a result of truck accidents every single year in the state of Pennsylvania. As you grieve your losses, you should never have to stand alone wondering how you will afford to pay for a wide array of financial aspects. Many families suffer due to these accidents every year and wonder where they will turn. If you have lost a loved one in a Pennsylvania truck accident, you should have the dedicated help of a wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our resourceful and compassionate accident attorneys are here to assist you after you have lost somebody close to you in a truck accident. We understand how challenging it can be to move forward during these difficult times. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. We will help you through every step of the process. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Pennsylvania at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can assist you.
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