Shippensburg, PA – One Killed in Fatal Truck Collision on I-81
Shippensburg, PA (May 17, 2023) – On Wednesday, May 17, one person lost their life in a fatal truck accident that took place on a highway in Shippensburg.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened sometime in the morning on I-81 at exit 5 to the Greencastle area. Police confirmed that several vehicles were traveling in the northbound lanes when they were involved in a collision due to reasons that are not entirely known. The involved vehicles included an SUV, a camper, and at least one tractor-trailer. All of the vehicles sustained extensive damage due to the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. It is not known if anyone else was hurt in the accident.
All northbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area of the collision. Police detoured traffic off of the highway around the exit for some time.
No further details have been released, but the investigation continues.
We want to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Tractor-trailer accidents may not be as common as other accidents on our roads in Pennsylvania. However, when they do occur, they tend to lead to some of the most catastrophic results. This is due to the fact that trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds more than passenger vehicles. Pennsylvania has seen an increase in fatal truck accidents throughout the state over recent years. In 2020, in fact, it was reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that over 6,344 truck accidents took place, with 110 of them leading to fatalities. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Losing somebody close to you in a fatal truck accident can be an impactful and devastating event in your life. There are many parties who could be at fault for the loss of your loved one due to a truck accident. These include some of the following parties:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost someone you love in a truck accident, you need to act quickly to protect your rights. Speaking with a Shippensburg truck accident attorney is in your best interests.
At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. Having legal help on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these challenging times. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. These include aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Please contact a fatal truck accident attorney in Shippensburg at (215) 731-9900 to find out what we can do for you.