Posted On: September 3, 2010 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Truck Hit and Run Crash Kills Woman

According to this report, two trucks were involved in a Pennsylvania accident that killed a Chicago woman. After one of them rear-ended the car that the woman was riding in on Interstate 90, she was thrown from the car and then struck by a second truck. Neither one of the trucks stopped after she was hit.

It wasn’t determined if the woman was killed when she landed on the highway or when the second truck hit her. The article reported that the driver of the second truck might not have known he hit someone.

According to the PA Department of Transportation, the vast majority of heavy truck crashes involve vehicle failures as primary contributing factors in crashes and are related to tires and wheels, brakes, and unsecured or overloaded trailers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer crash in PA, your physical and emotional injuries are extremely important, and may result in compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of current income due to inability to perform job duties.

An experienced Philadelphia truck accident wrongful death lawyer will determine any negligence on the part of truck drivers involved in an injury or fatal collision. Trucker inexperience, inattention, carelessness, and recklessness are responsible for many accidents. The skilled Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities. Some factors that may be of importance during this process may include road conditions, weather conditions, the condition of the vehicles involved (i.e., faulty or defective auto parts), and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved.

Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano have years of experience representing Pennsylvania vehicle accident cases, including truck accident injury cases. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.