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Dump truck accident claims life of Pennsylvania woman

It was recently reported that a Pennsylvania woman was among two victims of a fatal multi-vehicle crash involving a dump truck in a nearby state. We'll take a look this week on our Berks County legal blog at what happened, and what our readers should understand about the legal implications of a truck accident like this.

The accident occurred on a Wednesday afternoon. Traffic was backed up in the right lane of the interstate, and a tractor-trailer had pulled to a halt. Behind it, two women in their seventies had also stopped in their car.

At that point, a dump truck was approaching the traffic buildup and the women in their car. The truck failed to stop, however, and ran into the car. The impact forced the car to spin and collide with the tractor-trailer in front of it, after which point the car was engulfed in flames.

Neither of the women in the car survived. The dump truck driver, a man in his late forties, did survive, as did a passenger in the truck. This will be an important element of the police investigation currently underway, as they seek to determine whether driver fatigue, distraction, substance abuse, or any other driver-related factors lead to the crash.

Elements like these can also play an important role when truck accident victims or their surviving family members attempt to seek compensation for their losses. They will also want to consider what additional parties may bear liability for the accident, a subject at which we'll look in more detail in our follow-up post.

Source: WTNH.com, "State Police identify 2 women killed in fiery I-95 crash in Old Lyme," Alex Ceneviva, Oct. 19, 2017

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