Harrisburg, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision on I-81
Harrisburg, PA (July 23, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer collision that happened on a highway in Harrisburg on Friday night, July 22.
Public officials released information in the accident confirming that the first calls came in around 11:39 p.m. When Pennsylvania State Police arrived at the scene, they found that a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle were involved in a collision in the southbound lanes of I-81 around the area of mile marker 77. It is believed that a tractor-trailer was stopped in the left lane due to roadwork being conducted. A driver traveling in a passenger vehicle allegedly did not see the truck and slammed into its rear end, sustaining severe damages.
Responders, including Harrisburg fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the truck, identified as 56-year-old Abdusamed Osman, was not injured in the accident. However, the 37-year-old driver of the passenger vehicle was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The roadway was completely blocked until approximately 2:40 a.m. Police cleared the scene and towed the damaged vehicles from the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is no stranger to truck accidents, which are known for being some of the most horrific accidents on our roads. Because tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 or more pounds, they are capable of causing extensive harm when they happen. In 2015, it was reported that 7,465 truck accidents took place in Pennsylvania, with approximately 130 of them leading to fatalities. The truth is, most truck accidents can be prevented but continue to occur due to negligent acts. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident, you should have the help of a skilled attorney on your side.
Families, unfortunately, do not always know where they can turn or what they should do after they have suffered the loss of a loved one in a truck accident. If you have lost somebody close to you, you should speak with a dedicated Harrisburg truck accident attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past. An attorney will be able to help you move forward with a successful wrongful death claim, even knowing that they can be incredibly complex in nature. Speaking with a Harrisburg wrongful death attorney can set you on the right path.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident. Due to the nature of injuries, victims are bound to sometimes pass away in the worst circumstances. This can leave families grieving and wondering how they will afford to pay the bills that pile up against them. You may find that you are eligible for some of the following financial damages:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
We are here for you during one of the most difficult times in your life after an accident. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Harrisburg at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you.
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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.