New Alexandria, PA – Tractor-Trailer Accident at PA-119 & PA-22LawPaWriter
New Alexandria, PA (March 3, 2021) – Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 2, a tractor-trailer accident with injuries occurred in New Alexandria.
According to police, the accident happened at the intersection of PA-119 and PA-22. The tractor-trailer involved in the collision was traveling east on PA-22 when it suddenly drove through a red light, striking a Kia Telluride that was making a southern turn. The impact was so forceful that the SUV spun around and then the truck went off the side of the road where it careened down an embankment.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer needed extricating by fire crews and was brought back to the roadway. The driver of the truck, who has since been identified as 74-year-old Alan Pratt, was flown by medical helicopter to AHN Forbes Hospital.
The driver of the SUV, identified as 31-year-old Lindsay Williams, was also seriously injured and flown to a separate hospital. Both of the parties have critical injuries.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, which means that they are capable of causing extensive harm in the event of an accident. Every year, approximately 110,000 people are hurt throughout the U.S. due to the negligence of others in accidents. These accidents can typically be prevented but tend to occur due to the negligence of others in the blink of an eye. Because truck drivers spend long periods of time on our roads, they are more likely to drive distracted or speed. It is important that you have legal help if you have been hurt in one of these accidents.
The aftermath of a Pennsylvania truck accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever experienced. Serious injuries result from these accidents every single year including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, paralysis, and more. On top of that, victims even lose their lives due to these accidents every year. Truck accident claims can be entirely complex, which is why you should have a legal advocate on your side who is prepared to help you every step of the way with your claim. See our proven track record of success representing those injured in Pennsylvania truck accidents at www.law-pa.com.
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