Lebanon, PA – Driver of FedEx Truck Killed in Fatal Accident on I-81Pa Accident News
Lebanon, PA (May 9, 2022) – Around noon on Saturday, May 7, one person was killed in a fatal truck accident in Lebanon.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-81 around the area of PA-934 and exit 85A. Police confirmed that a FedEx tractor-trailer was hauling items in the area when the driver went into another lane of traffic in an attempt to change lanes. When doing so, his truck collided with a second vehicle. The FedEx truck forcefully rolled over as a result.
Medics were dispatched to the scene to assist those in need. The driver of the FedEx truck, who has only been identified as a 50-year-old man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. There was also a passenger inside the truck who had to be extricated by fire crews and was rushed to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the sedan was not hurt.
Due to the severity of the accident, most lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released. Police continue their investigation into the accident at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the party who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are also with the injured party in hopes of their recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents are far less prevalent on our roads than many other accidents. In fact, you may be surprised to find that only about 5% of Pennsylvania accidents involve large tractor-trailers. In 2015, it was estimated that 7,465 truck accidents took place in Pennsylvania, with approximately 130 of these taking the lives of those involved. A truck accident can lead to catastrophic results in the blink of an eye. If you have lost somebody you love in a truck accident, you deserve all the time to grieve. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible following one of these collisions.
As more and more trucking accidents become prevalent, more lives are lost every year. If you have lost somebody close to you in one of these accidents, speaking with a Lebanon truck accident attorney can put you in the right state of mind. While you grieve the enormous loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue piling up against you. Facing these losses on your own can be incredibly traumatic. Because of this, you should speak with a Lebanon wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal truck accidents over the years. You may find that after the loss of a loved one, the insurance company involved in your claim will try to take advantage of you. You never want to accept an offer of less than you deserve when it comes to your claim. This is why speaking with a Lebanon accident attorney is essential. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Lebanon at (215) 731-9900 for more information on your available options.
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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.