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A collision between two large trucks killed one driver

Drivers in Pennsylvania are used to the twisting curves and the hilly terrain on the Turnpike. Two truck drivers recently experienced the hazards that can be present on this highway.

In a recent crash, one driver lost his life after attempting to pass a truck carrying cars in Bedford County. During the passing maneuver, the tractor trailer swerved into the right-hand lane, striking the car-carrying truck.

The first truck ended up rolling over, and the driver suffered minor injuries. The truck that was attempting to pass then went off the road and caught fire after proceeding downhill and into a ditch. This driver lost his life and was pronounced dead at the scene. Multiple fire companies and EMTs were dispatched to the scene of the collision due to both the collision itself and the ensuing fire.

A portion of the Turnpike was closed for several hours. Why the passing truck lost control of his vehicle is not known at this time, and an investigation will most likely follow.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities involving over the road truck collisions are on the rise. According to the Administration, fatalities among large truck collisions increased 9 percent between 2016 and 2017.

Those unfortunate enough to be injured in a truck accident should seek the representation of a personal injury attorney who is experienced with large truck cases. Truck drivers are subject to a stricter set of rules, which include the number of hours a driver may operate and the inspections necessary for use of the truck. A lawyer will determine if the driver complied with these rules and if a cause of action exists.

Source: NHTSA " 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview ," NHTSA, October 2018

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