One of the biggest industries in Pennsylvania is trucking and according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, it is the 4th largest employer in the whole of Pa. Every day, over 1.2 tons of cargoes are transported all over the various states. They go everywhere and it follows that big trucks fully loaded are potentially the source of serious damage in a road accident.
Although many safety gadgets have been introduced but Pennsylvania truck accidents happen on all types of roads. Statistics showed that from 2004 to 2008, 33,798 large truck accidents occurred in Pennsylvania. The most accident-prone areas are in the Northwest roads as Interstates No. 79. No.86, No.90, U.S, Route No. 6. And many other state roads in Crawford County, Erie County and Warren County.
December 29, 2012
Harrisburg, Pa. – Due to the winter storm, several inches of snow were thickening many parts of Pa. The National Weather Station reported that around five inches of snow were dumped on Tioga County and more than 4 ½ inches of snow were found in many parts of Pennsylvania.
Icy weather and heavy snow are always followed up by road mishaps. On Saturday afternoon, an accident involving a tractor trailer happened in Easton of Northamton County.
Just a few minutes before noon, icy road caused a big rig to roll over on Route 33 in Bethlehem Township. Fortunately, no one was injured but it caused a traffic jam, Traffic was snarled for several hours. Pa Turnpike Officers had to impose a 45 mph limit along the 300 miles covering the Turnpike from the Ohio line down to Morgantown Interchange.
Penn-DOT said that they have imposed a maximum of 45 mph on interstate routes on No. 78, No. 80 and No. 81, including route No. 380 and other eastern Pa roads.
Spokesperson of the Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman announced that the airport are also having delays of more than an hour on arriving flights because of the ivy runways.
October 24, 2012
Beaver Falls – Police reported that they are not planning to issue citations for both drivers of a truck and school bus that crashed in western Pennsylvania.
The only reason was that during the time of the wreck, no drivers were inside the vehicle.
Patterson Twp police confirmed that the incident took place a little before 10:00 o’clock on Tuesday morning when the parked bus started to descend a hill. Police cannot explain why it happened when the driver already engaged the parking brake.
The bus rolling downhill slammed the back of a parked truck, which also started slipping downhill accompanying the bus. Finally the truck flipped and landed on its sides. But the bus continued rolling downhill until the truck overturned onto its side. As the bus continued its descent, it clipped one utility pole and then hit another prior to its rolling to a stop a short distance from the front porch of a home.
The mishap caused nobody any injury. Patterson Twp is located around 30 miles NW of Pittsburg.
September 06, 2012
A road accident yesterday involved a truck loaded with $6 million worth of equipment for Mötley Crüe. Its content was spilled and scattered all over the highway. Police learned that the truck was on its way to the band’s stop at Clarkson’s DTE Energy Music Theatre in Mich. The Crue is currently on a tour with KISS. The incident occurred at around 8:20 o’clock in the morning while nearing Lima City in Ohio.
Charles Lamb who was operating the truck told the police that he was unable to control the vehicle as he was about to retrieve a bottle of water which rolled down the floor. After he tried to straighten the truck it swerved and fell into a ditch.
The driver was transported to a local hospital sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
Due to the mishap, the KISS/Crüe concert on Wednesday was been moved a day ahead.
Penn-DOT revealed that their 2010 Crash Facts and Statistics had 5,846 crashes involving mostly large commercial trucks out of which 145 resulted in fatality.
FYI – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania considered it illegal for any person to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.
Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
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