Radnor, PA (July 17, 2018) On Monday morning, around 10:30 a.m., a pickup truck driver crashed into a PennDOT truck on the I-476. Due to the severity of the collision, it took the Radnor and Broomall firefighters thirty minutes to remove the pickup truck driver from his damaged vehicle. They had to cut the roof off and remove the front door to safely retrieve him. Officials state that his pickup truck ended up 100 feet in front of the PennDOT truck after the collision.
The Radnor ambulance transported the pickup truck driver to the Paoli Trauma Center. Officials state that his injuries are not life-threatening. Emergency rescuers also transported the PennDOT driver to the center for examination of potential injuries.
The cause of the accident is unclear; however, more investigation will determine who is at fault and liable for the collision. Officials did not release either drivers’ identities.
Due to the size of most trucks, drivers and passengers usually suffer some type of injury in a collision. The passengers in the smaller vehicle typically endure the more severe injuries in a truck accident due to the contrast in size and weight. In this case, the pickup driver suffered the more intense injuries due to the amount of vehicle damage. Depending on the cause of the accident, personal injury lawsuits will likely be filed if the accident occurred due to negligence.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand how critical truck accidents are for our clients, which is why we commit to their cases until they receive the compensation they’re owed for their injuries. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a truck accident, call 888-208-1810.