South Bend Twp, PA – One Killed in Head-on Crash on Rte 156

South Bend Twp, PA – One Killed in Head-on Crash on Rte 156

South Bend Township, PA (February 28, 2024) – At least one person was killed Tuesday morning when a vehicle and coal truck collided on Route 156 in South Bend Township, Armstrong County.

The head-on accident left the coal truck on its side off the road. State police said one driver was declared dead at the scene, and another driver suffered suspected minor injuries. Route 156 was closed while Pennsylvania State Police conducted their investigation, and no further details were released in the interim. Witnesses were asked to get in touch.

We offer our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family members. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their complete recovery.

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to thousands of vehicle accidents annually, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities for many drivers. Like residents of many other states, Pennsylvanians may be particularly concerned about the dangers and risks of truck accidents, especially when traversing the multi-lane roadways and heavily trafficked interstates spanning our state. Of course, Pennsylvania sees a lot of truck traffic because of the state’s vast system of roads and interstates.

Moreover, accidents involving large vehicles are very likely to be catastrophic and even deadly due to their size and weight. Throughout the United States, 166,833 truck accidents took place in 2022 alone. Deaths occurred in around 4,678 of them. And though Florida, Texas, and California were the top states for these accidents, Pennsylvania wasn’t far behind.

In fact, Pennsylvania saw around 10,000 to 12,000 truck accidents in 2022, meaning that our state ranked fourth for these serious semi-truck collisions. Approximately 250 to 300 people lost their lives in these incidents, and more than 4,000 to 5,000 were injured. That said, those interested in filing claims against the insurance company of an at-fault truck driver in a Pennsylvania truck accident may face an uphill battle. In other words, victims are not dealing with their average motorist in these claims. Unfortunately, all too many insurance firms are solely interested in limiting their financial exposure and maximizing their earnings. Additionally, the trucking corporations victims are typically up against are usually well-funded, with an army of lawyers fighting for their interests.

For these reasons and more, following a vehicle accident caused by another party’s negligence, victims can and should take legal action with the help of a skilled attorney. It is crucial for accident victims to reach out to a South Bend truck 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 and secure the justice you deserve as soon as possible after a crash has turned your life upside-down.


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