Fayetteville, PA – Tractor-Trailer Collision with Serious Injuries in NB Lanes of I-81
Fayetteville, PA (August 1, 2023) – Injuries stemmed from a tractor-trailer accident on a major highway in Fayetteville on Monday afternoon, July 31.
According to Franklin County officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-81 around the area of exit 24, Fayette Street. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in an accident in the northbound lanes of the highway due to reasons that are not yet known. The involved vehicles were extensively damaged, and tow trucks were called to the scene.
Several responders, including Fayetteville paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A medical helicopter was seen taking one individual to the hospital, though their condition is not yet known. It is not known if anyone else was hurt.
All lanes of traffic were blocked at the time of the collision. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could resume as normal.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the party who has been injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania sees more truck accidents than many states throughout the U.S. In 2021, it was reported that truck accidents hit an all-time high, with 7,244 heavy truck accidents occurring within the state. Out of these accidents, 130 people were killed, and many more faced serious injuries. These accidents are so often catastrophic due to the fact that tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. If your life has been turned upside-down due to a truck accident, you may be feeling alone and confused. Speaking with an attorney can help you through these difficult times.
Truck drivers and companies are expected to abide by strict laws and guidelines in Pennsylvania and beyond. However, laws are broken all the time when drivers spend too long of hours on our roads and companies negligently hire drivers who are not trained for the roads. Taking on big-name insurance companies is not an easy task, leaving many victims in a difficult position. There are many parties who can be held liable for a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
You should be prepared to speak with a knowledgeable and compassionate Fayetteville truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind after an accident.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we are prepared to handle every aspect of your claim after a Pennsylvania truck accident. All liable parties deserve to be held responsible for the harm that they have caused you in an accident, no matter how severe your injuries and property damages. These claims can be entirely complex, leaving you in a challenging position that you are not prepared to face on your own. We will help you become compensated for a wide array of losses at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Fayetteville at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options you have at this time.