Horsham, PA – One Killed in Fatal Truck Crash on W County Line Rd
Horsham, PA (February 7, 2023) – Around 5 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, February 7, a fatal truck accident took place on a roadway in Horsham.
According to local officials, the accident happened at 900 West County Line Road. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer and a sedan were traveling in the area when they suddenly collided with each other due to reasons that are not entirely known. The sedan was left severely mangled, with debris scattered all over the roadway as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Horsham responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the sedan, who has since been identified as a 19-year-old man, had to be extricated from his vehicle by fire crews. He was tragically pronounced deceased after the accident due to his injuries.
The roadway was blocked in the area for several hours. Police reopened the road at around 12:30 p.m. when the scene was fully cleared.
No further details regarding the accident have been released. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision at this time.
We want to take this opportunity to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents may not be the most common type of accident that happens on our roads in Pennsylvania. However, they are known for being some of the most severe crashes that take place. This is due to the fact that these accidents involve vehicles that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, capable of causing catastrophic damages. In 2015, it was reported that approximately 7,465 truck accidents happened in Pennsylvania, leading to fatalities in approximately 130 individuals. It is important to note that you have options after a truck accident and should speak with an attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.
It is not always easy to understand Pennsylvania accident laws on your own, especially when a loved one has been taken from you prematurely. Handling both truck accident claims and wrongful death claims can be a challenging thing to do, especially knowing that these claims are known for being complex in nature. There could be many parties at fault for the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a truck accident, such as the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
Speaking with a skilled Horsham truck accident attorney is one of the best decisions that you can make during these difficult times.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys in Pennsylvania are here to help you and your family after you have lost someone you love in a truck crash. When you and your family decide to move forward with a wrongful death claim, we will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system for the first time. You have options and should be able to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Horsham at (215) 731-9900 for more information on how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As well-respected members 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.