Girard, PA – Boy Killed in Fatal Semi-Truck Accident on I-90
Girard, PA (May 23, 2023) – Around 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, May 22, a young boy was killed in a fatal semi-truck accident in Girard.
According to Erie County officials, the accident happened in a construction zone in the eastbound lanes of I-90 around exit 9. Police confirmed that traffic slowed in the area up the road due to construction, causing a chain-reaction collision between a semi-truck, a flatbed truck with a trailer, a van, and a passenger vehicle. The van flipped on its side due to the accident, and all of the other involved vehicles sustained extensive damage.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A 12-year-old boy from Canada inside the van was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. Four others inside the van sustained injuries and were hospitalized. One of those victims was rushed to the hospital by medical helicopter.
The roadway was blocked in all eastbound lanes of traffic from West Springfield to the Girard exit until police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. We also hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery from their injuries.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Tractor-trailers and other trucks are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. Trucks weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which means that they are capable of causing catastrophic damage to smaller vehicles. Pennsylvania is no stranger to these accidents, which take lives every year.
In 2015 in Pennsylvania, in fact, it was reported that 130 people were killed in fatal truck accidents due to the negligence of others. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident, you and your family have options moving forward.
The loss of a loved one, especially a child, can be incredibly impactful and devastating. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may wonder how you are supposed to pay the bills that pile up against you. Truck accident claims can be stressful and complex. There could be many parties at fault for your claim, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you will file a claim against any one or more of these parties. Speaking with a Girard truck accident attorney can put your claim into perspective and help you move forward.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson will help you and your family move forward after a fatal truck crash. There are many regulations within the trucking industry that can make for a complicated claim. Luckily, our attorneys are here to provide you with the resources that are necessary to help you get back on your feet. We will stand by your side as you seek compensation for a wide array of losses. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Girard at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can assist you.