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Fiery chain reaction collision on I-81 in Pa. kills two

Anyone who has driven on Interstate highways in Pennsylvania has encountered a great number of fast-moving semi-trailer trucks. Occasionally, the drivers of these "big rigs" cannot able to control their vehicles, and the result can be a catastrophic truck crash. This unhappy scenario played out on May 25, 2017 on I-81 near the Frackville exit.

Deadly head-on crash creates many mysteries

Many people in Reading and Berks County expect every traffic accident to be explained in extreme detail by police or fire officials who viewed the scene. Unfortunately, police officers are rarely present when an accident occurs, and they must use forensic science to reconstruct the accident. A recent head-on crash in Exeter has left police investigators puzzled about the cause of the collision.

Accident reconstruction team needed in Route 222 crash

Traffic accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and witnesses may have faulty or vastly different recollections of what happened. Forensic investigators have developed the science of accident reconstruction to help them understand how and why accidents happen. A recent truck accident on Route 222 in Berks County will be the subject of such an investigation.

Truck accident results in arrest after driver flees scene

When they are out on the road, Pennsylvania motorists must be aware of large trucks. While these trucks are performing the vital service of transferring goods across the country and most drivers operate their vehicles safely and within the confines of the law, there is a constant risk of a truck accident. Smaller vehicles and their occupants can be severely injured and killed in a crash with a truck. Those who have been involved in a trucking accident should know what to do to protect their rights after it has happened. This is particularly true if it is a hit-and-run.

How long can truckers travel before stopping to rest?

As a previous post on this blog discussed, truck driver fatigue is an all-too-common problem in Berks County, Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the rest of the state and even the country. Driving while fatigued is dangerous and can directly or indirectly contribute to a serious and devastating truck accident that leaves Pennsylvania residents permanently disabled, or even dead.

The dangers of truck driver fatigue

The residents of Berks County often have to share the area's roads with semi-truck and other large commercial vehicles. While what these vehicles do for both the local and national economies are important, the importance of their work does not change the obligation of the drivers of these vehicles, and their employers, to ensure that they keep the roadways safe for those traveling around them.

Understanding the risks associated with trucks on the road

We see them on the road all the time, yet we often take them for granted. Trucks play a significant role in Berks, as in the rest of the United States, transporting nearly everything you eat, wear and use in life across the country from warehouses or manufacturing facilities to stores for us to purchase and use. While we may pay little mind to seeing trucks on the road, it is vitally important to understand the significant risks associated with trucks.

Fatal Pennsylvania truck accident kills three, injures others

There are many important reasons why large commercial trucks can be found on Pennsylvania roads. These large vehicles are responsible for carrying consumer goods into and out of the state. This cheap transportation helps to keep consumer prices low for all Pennsylvanian residents.

What out-of-service violations can lead to truck accidents?

There are state and federal trucking regulations that aim to promote safety on the roads. From how long truck drivers may drive before taking a rest break to speed regulations; truck drivers in Pennsylvania must comply with particular rules while operating their large commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, however, not all truck drivers comply with existing regulations, which can ultimately lead to tractor-trailer crashes.

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