At least a Hanover-area man was killed last Thursday morning following a single-vehicle crash in the Heidelberg Twp, York County.

According to the Southwestern Regional Police, the fatality was David E. Markle, age 69. He was behind the wheels in his Toyota pickup truck in block 6600 block along the Moulstown Rd., when for unknown reasons, he veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

Police said that Markle was not restraint and was not wearing a seat belt when the crashed took place around 11:13 oclock that morning.

Chief Deputy Coroner for York County Claude Stabley said that a preliminary investigation showed that the Markle’s truck was running eastward when he negotiated a sharp right turn. At this time, he was not able to control his car abd ended crashing a tree that was several yards off the road.

According to the police, weather could have been a factor as the road was reported to be wet when the crash took place; but they are still investigating what caused the driver to lose control. Witnesses to the mishap were interviewed by authorities for more details. They are requesting anyone with information or who witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact Officer Jeff Knouse.

As part of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) focuses its attention in the task of saving lives, reducing incidence of injuries, and bringing down the economic costs following road traffic crashes. They make use of all means, as enforcement activities, education, research and establishing more safety standards.

The Administration of Fed Motor Carrier Safety is another part of the DOT that was created by the Crash Causation Study for Large Truck a couple of years ago. They are involved in studying in numerous causes to truck crashes and pinpointed areas that are prone to accidents and these are addressed for effective crash countermeasures.

For three successive years, 2001-2003, Large Truck Study group are investigating national samples of large-truck fatalities and injury crashes that were conducted in 24 sites at17 states. They learned that each crash involved at least a large truck and ended in at least one serious injury or even death. Up to 1,000 elements were gathered as data from each crash. Samples in its totality involved 967 crashes: categorized as large trucks ? 1,127; non-truck motor vehicles – 959; fatalities – 251; and injuries – 1,408.

Latest data available showed that the estimated cost of reported crashes involved trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds with cost averaging $91,112 (2005 index). These cost is a representation of the current value, estimated at a 4% discounted rates of all costs versus the? expected life span of the victims that results from a crash.

Accident victims have rights. If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact car accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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