One might assume that if police identify the person responsible for a fatal crash, criminal charges will be filed against that individual. This is not always the case, even if the evidence is fairly straightforward. A local hero was killed in a recent Pennsylvania truck accident, but his family may have to seek justice on their own.
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Usually, news about vehicle crashes is handled by local news sources. Accidents unfortunately happen every day, and other than damages and injuries suffered, there isn't much to report. Recently, Pennsylvania got its first widespread snowfall, and with it came a truck accident that resulted in so much damage, destruction and death that the entire state tuned in to stay informed about the rescue attempts.
Pennsylvania residents are probably used to sharing the road with a garbage truck or two throughout an average week. It can be frustrating to get stuck behind one of these vehicles, but drivers may want to think twice before trying to pass around a garbage truck when there is no designated passing area. Certainly, a truck accident could be caused by an impatient driver, but recent statistics reveal that some sanitation drivers are truly a danger to the public.
Pennsylvania residents know all too well that, when autumn arrives, so do the deer. For drivers, deer can be a surprise obstacle, as the creatures seem to pop out of nowhere right in front of a moving vehicle. Many roads within the state have signs indicating where deer frequently cross busy roads, but they can cross anywhere, and drivers must remain alert. Recently, a truck accident put an entire community at risk.
The Poconos are a favorite vacation destination for Pennsylvania residents and visitors from out of state. Each year, travelers flock to this beautiful mountain region that offers something for everyone. Recently, a truck accident caused such devastating damage and injury that all three lanes on the westbound side of I-80 in Monroe County had to be closed.
Pennsylvania has many busy highways, and during the summer months, when traffic can be heavy, motorists may grow impatient at the delays an accident can cause. Recently, a man who was caught for hours in a traffic backup lost his cool and now faces charges. The incident took place after a truck accident that caused a six-hour delay on the road.
Many cities and towns in Pennsylvania offer public transportation. Whether a person is a tourist that does not know his or her way around, a daily commuter or a person that just needs a lift, taking the bus is a common way to get from place to place in the Keystone State. While certainly an efficient mode of transportation, people may not be aware of the danger they may be in, especially in the event of a truck accident.
Pennsylvania drivers might get nervous when driving through construction zones on busy highways. The state does its best to keep the roads in good shape, but sometimes, repairs must be made during times when traffic is heavy. Construction on the interstate frequently leads to changes in traffic patterns, and drivers must remain alert to try to avoid a serious car or truck accident.
School is out, and Pennsylvania children are enjoying all that summer has to offer. Whether a trip to the local park or a long drive to an out-of-town vacation, families everywhere are loading up the car and hitting the road. With summer months often bringing heavier traffic, drivers should remain vigilant. Even when proper precautions are taken and drivers obey traffic laws, there is no guarantee one will not become the victim of a fatal car or truck accident.
Pennsylvania will play host for a special competition this year. The National Truck Driving Championship will be held in August. This is an annual event to find the best truck drivers in the nation. In order to compete, a driver must be truck accident free for at least one year.