Wrongful Death Allentown Tractor-Trailer Accident in Upper Macungie, PA
Two people were killed in a traffic accident in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania on Sunday, January 29th. The wrongful death truck accident involved a car and a tractor-trailer. A car was heading south on Folk Road when it got struck by an eastbound tractor trailer that collided when its driver tried to cross Hamilton Boulevard around past 4:00 p.m. The fatal truck accident is under investigation by the Lehigh County Crash Reconstruction Task Force and the county district attorney’s office. The identities of the victims were not immediately revealed. According to a police officer, the deceased victims’ names are being withheld pending notification of their family members. Coroner reported that they were killed on the spot at the intersection of Hamilton Boulevard and Folk Road.
It is the second reported road accident involving tractor-trailer that occurred in Pennsylvania this month. Previous Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident happened in the westbound lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in New Sewickley Township, PA. It occurred only twelve days apart from yesterday’s devastating crash. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, one woman was trapped in her car after the collision but she was rescued and transported to the hospital immediately. No major severe injuries were reported. Most of the cars’ occupants who were involved in tractor-trailer and semi-truck crashes in Pennsylvania recently were less lucky.
While semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are only responsible for 3.5 percent of all Pennsylvania road accidents, the numbers rise when it comes to fatalities. In comparison to usual average passenger cars, semi-trucks tend to pose a much higher risk to the drivers and other occupants of smaller cars involved in crashes. Pennsylvania tractor-trailers accidents fatality rate is so high because of the extreme weight, enormous size and overloading of these commercial vehicles. Tractor-trailers drivers are very often held liable for Pennsylvania traffic accidents, wrongful death cases and Allentown personal injury lawsuits.
If you suffered a Lehigh Valley personal injury or lost your loved one in a Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident you may be entitled to be compensated for your losses. Contact our Trapani Law Firm wrongful death and personal injury lawyers to discuss details of your case and file a tractor-trailer accident lawsuit today at 610-351-2330.