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Truck accident kills pedestrian

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Winter is extending its icy reach toward Pennsylvania, but the holiday shopping season is just heating up. This time of year, it is common for people to make their way on foot, from shop to shop or across crowded parking lots. Drivers need to be on the lookout for pedestrians, and sadly, days ago, one was killed in a truck accident.

The tragedy unfolded as a male pedestrian made his way across a Pennsylvania parking lot. He was struck by a dump truck. When police arrived, they found his broken body on the ground. 

Though the driver responsible for the death remained on the scene to cooperate, the investigation was delayed. The road used to access the parking lot was closed due to flooding. Investigators have since returned to try to piece together the circumstances of the accident. It is unknown what charges will be pressed at this time. 

When a person becomes a truck accident victim, he or she may be unable to recover. In cases where a victim survives, he or she may wish to seek compensation for suffering. If a victim is killed, his or her family may want to seek justice. An experienced attorney can be of assistance in such situations, and help victims and their families take advantage of legal recourse that may be available to them. People who have suffered at the hands of a negligent party need not feel helpless or overwhelmed by medical bills, funeral expenses, insurance matters and other concerns that may arise in the aftermath of a truck accident.

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