Salford Twp, PA – Sean Terwilliger Killed in Truck Wreck on I-476

Salford Twp, PA – Sean Terwilliger Killed in Truck Wreck on I-476

Salford Twp, PA (December 12, 2023) – State police have identified the man killed in a crash on the shoulder of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County on Friday.

Sean Terwilliger, 40, of Allentown, died in the crash on Friday morning in the southbound lanes of I-476 in Montgomery County, between Quakertown and Lansdale, said Pennsylvania State Police on Monday. The crash happened just past the construction zone, soon after the highway opened up to three lanes. Officers said that Terwilliger was the passenger in a Ford utility truck that had pulled over on the shoulder to check a possibly unsecured load, police said. He was standing on the shoulder at the back of the truck when a tractor-trailer drifted off the road and hit him, police said. The tractor-trailer also sideswiped the utility truck and then pulled over. The big rig’s driver was distracted, police alleged. Police did not say if the tractor-trailer driver, a 31-year-old from Michigan, would face charges, though an investigation is still active.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Joseph Via III.

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Motor vehicle crashes in Pennsylvania often involve some element of negligence. Even though we want to believe that everyone will operate their vehicles safely to ensure those around them remain out of harm’s way, this is simply not a reality.

We see far too many innocent people suffer debilitating injuries due to the negligent and careless actions of others. Leading factors in automobile collisions across Pennsylvania each year include:

  • Failure to yield: We see all too many people injured in motor vehicle accidents when drivers fail to yield the right of way at intersections. When drivers do not yield the right-of-way to other people while switching lanes, turning at intersections, or even simply traveling on the road, they can cause serious accidents that lead to devastating injuries.
  • Intoxication: Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or even drugs cannot maintain control over their vehicles. Impairment can make it nearly impossible to make responsible decisions and to be able to stop in time to avoid crashing into others.
  • Speeding: Driving too fast significantly increases the risk of a person losing control of their vehicle. Unfortunately, this is far too common here in Pennsylvania, especially here in the Philadelphia area. We often see drivers speeding around the interstate in order to make it to their destinations quicker. Unfortunately, accidents involving speeding vehicles do not typically end well.

Following an automobile accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, victims are able to take legal action. It is crucial for accident victims to reach out to a Pennsylvania vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and strive to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation. We have helped numerous individuals obtain justice and compensation for their injuries and damages caused by car accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our Pennsylvania personal injury law firm by calling (215) 731-9900 for a free case evaluation. Let us help you take back control of your life today.

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