Pine Grove, PA – Man Killed in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-81
Pine Grove, PA (July 16, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal tractor-trailer accident that took place on a highway in Pine Grove on Friday morning, July 15.
According to local officials, the accident happened around 7:58 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-81 around the area of mile marker 100. A Dodge Caravan was traveling in the area when it became involved in a rear-end collision with a tractor-trailer due to reasons that are not yet known. The accident allegedly took place due to a slow-moving vehicle that was in front of the other two. The Caravan became trapped under the back of the truck, which led to extensive damages.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Dodge, identified as a 54-year-old man, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. It is not known if the tractor-trailer driver was hurt in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time after the accident. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents have been increasing on our roads in recent years throughout Pennsylvania. In 2015, it was reported that approximately 7,465 big truck accidents took place within the state, with over 130 of them leading to fatalities. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 500,000 truck accidents took place due to the reckless acts of others. Truck accidents are highly preventable but still happen when drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them. If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing a truck accident can be a complex experience, especially if somebody you love has been taken from you prematurely. If you have faced these immense losses, speaking with a Pine Grove tractor-trailer accident attorney can help you every step of the way. Wrongful death claims are already complex in nature and are made even more complex when they involve tractor-trailers, the largest of all vehicles on our roads. You should seek immediate help from a Pine Grove wrongful death attorney during these difficult times.
Our attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident. You want to make sure that your rights are being protected as you and your family grieve your immense losses. Our attorneys will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
We are here for you when you need us the most. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Pine Grove at (215) 731-9900 to find out how we can help 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.