Gap, PA (May 23, 2020) – Early this morning, a fatal tractor-trailer collision took place at 5400 US-30 in Gap that led to the fatality of one victim.
According to police, the collision took place between a car carrier truck and two passenger vehicles. The tractor-trailer immediately veered off the road following the collision, which caused it to stop near a home and catch on fire.
The fire was so severe that it blocked the roadway for an extended period of time. Lancaster County officials and fire crews worked to put out the fire.
One man died as a result of the accident but his identity is not yet known.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
In 2015 alone, over 7,400 truck accidents took place in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Approximately 130 of these collisions ended in fatalities. Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, these accidents tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic harm. Every year, families lose loved ones in these horrific collisions and wonder where they can turn. A Pennsylvania truck accident might leave you with questions if you are suffering losses, which is why it is crucial that you speak with a wrongful death attorney.
For years, our accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson have protected the rights of families who have lost those closest to them in truck accidents. As you face emotional and financial losses, it is important that you have a resourceful legal advocate on your side every step of the way. Please contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 for the help you deserve.
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