Harrisburg, PA – Kayleigh Holjes Injured in Truck Accident on I-83

Harrisburg, PA – Kayleigh Holjes Injured in Truck Accident on I-83

Harrisburg, PA (October 7, 2021) – On Wednesday, October 6, a woman was seriously injured in a truck accident on a highway in Harrisburg.

According to State Police, the accident happened on Wednesday morning on I-83. A truck being operated by 73-year-old James Barron started to merge into the left-hand lane of traffic. A woman identified as 30-year-old Kayleigh Holjes was traveling in her passenger vehicle when she was pushed into the median barrier by the merging truck. Her vehicle then flipped onto its driver’s side. The vehicle’s tires were pinned against the side of the truck.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. Holjes was seriously injured as a result of the accident. After being removed from her vehicle, she was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center and is expected to be okay.

Barron was not injured in the accident. He was cited for leaving his lane of travel.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania 

10/7 Harrisburg, PA – Kayleigh Holjes Injured in Truck Accident on I-83Truck accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents throughout the state of Pennsylvania. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most extensive harm to those involved. In just one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents, many of which take place in Pennsylvania and beyond. Though truck drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them, these accidents still occur every hour of the day. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should speak with a dedicated attorney that you can trust.

The aftermath of a truck accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Because truck drivers spend an extended period of time on our roads, they are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel or drive distracted. This means that a truck accident could turn your life upside-down in the blink of an eye. Many serious injuries stem from truck accidents including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, organ damage, and more. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should speak with a Harrisburg truck accident lawyer that you can rely on.

Harrisburg Truck Accident Attorneys 

Our accident attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have been hurt in a truck accident that is not your fault. We understand how overwhelming a truck accident can be and offer our help and resources along the way. Our attorneys are well-versed in truck accident laws and will stand by your side when you need us the most. We will help you navigate the often problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Harrisburg at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your available options.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.