Douglassville, PA – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision at PA-422 & River Bridge RdPa Accident News
Douglassville, PA (October 18, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer collision that took place at a Douglassville intersection on Tuesday morning, October 18.
According to Berks County officials, the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of PA-422 and River Bridge Road. A tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were traveling in the area when they allegedly entered the intersection at the same time and collided due to reasons that are still under investigation. The passenger vehicle was badly damaged in the collision.
Douglassville responders, including EMS crews and firefighters, were immediately dispatched to the scene. The occupant inside the passenger vehicle, who has not yet been identified, had to be extricated by fire crews. They were tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Eastbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for several hours following the crash. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released but police continue their investigation into the collision.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania sees more truck accidents than many other states in the U.S. The truth is, these accidents have been increasing over recent years even though truck drivers are supposed to always pay attention to what is happening around them. In 2015, it was reported that approximately 7,465 truck accidents took place in Pennsylvania. Out of these accidents, a total of 130 led to fatalities. Because tractor-trailers are so large compared to other vehicles, they are capable of causing some of the most extensive harm in the event of an accident. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
When innocent lives are lost due to truck accidents, families may wonder where they can turn. Families are often forced to endure emotional and financial impacts of truck accidents that turn incredibly wrong. Losing a loved one in a fatal collision can leave you feeling alone and confused, leaving you with questions that you may not be able to fully answer. Luckily, you have options along the way. There are many parties who could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim after a truck accident, including the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
- Personal representative of the estate
You should speak with a Douglassville truck accident attorney as soon as possible so that you can get started on your wrongful death claim.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson understand how overwhelming a fatal truck accident can be. We offer our time and resources when you need them the most. We are dedicated to helping you achieve compensation for a wide array of aspects during these complex times. Our attorneys will stand by your side every step of the way after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Douglassville at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you.
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