Elizabeth Twp, PA – Deadly Truck Accident Occurs on Furnace Hills Pike

Elizabeth Twp, PA – Deadly Truck Accident Occurs on Furnace Hills Pike

Elizabeth Township, PA (May 5, 2024) – According to Pennsylvania State Police, a Marietta man was killed in a tanker truck crash early Sunday morning.

At around 6:35 a.m., PSP Lancaster Station received a report of an asphalt-carrying tanker truck on fire on the 1900 block of Furnace Hills Pike in Elizabeth Township following a crash. One driver involved was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lancaster County Coroner’s office.  Brunnerville Fire Company, Brickerville Fire, and EMS responded along with State Police. The PSP Lancaster Patrol Unit is investigating the crash and has not released further details.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts go out to any injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to thousands of vehicle accidents annually, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities for many drivers. Like residents of many other states, Pennsylvanians may be particularly concerned about the dangers and risks of multi-driver accidents, especially when traversing the multi-lane roadways and heavily trafficked interstates spanning our state. Of course, Pennsylvania sees a lot of truck traffic because of the state’s vast system of roads and interstates.

In addition, incidents that include several drivers or heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks, have a significant probability of becoming catastrophic and even fatal on these roadways. For example, at least 166,000 truck accidents occurred throughout the United States in just one year. Approximately 4,678 of these were fatalities as a consequence of these serious wrecks. And even worse, even though Florida, Texas, and California were the states with the highest number of accidents, Pennsylvania was not too far behind.

Pennsylvania had around 10,000 to 12,000 truck accidents in the same year, meaning that our state ranked fourth for these serious semi-truck collisions. Approximately 250 to 300 people lost their lives in these incidents, and more than 4,000 to 5,000 were injured. That said, those interested in filing claims against the insurance company of an at-fault truck driver in a Pennsylvania truck accident may face an uphill battle. In other words, victims do not deal with the average motorist in these claims.

Regrettably, many insurance companies are concerned with minimizing their financial liability and increasing their profits to benefit their own bottom line. Furthermore, since trucking companies are involved, victims are often up against well-funded enterprises that have an army of attorneys fighting for their interests, leaving victims and their families to attempt to cover their losses out of their pocket.

For these reasons and more, following a vehicle accident caused by another party’s negligence, victims can and should take legal action with the help of a skilled attorney. Accident victims must contact an Elizabeth Township truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, our attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and strive to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation. We have helped numerous individuals obtain justice and compensation for their injuries and damages caused by car accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 for a free case evaluation. Let us help you take back control of your life today.


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