Posted On: February 4, 2011 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Delaware Woman Struck, Killed by Snow Plow

A 51-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Delaware Department of Transportation snow plow on January 27 in Wilmington. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the woman was walking early in the morning when she was hit by the dump truck, which was equipped with a plow.

Because of their size and weight, it can be difficult for snow plows to maneuver or stop quickly, particularly when roads are slippery or snow-covered. Snow plow drivers may have difficulty seeing motorists and pedestrians that are too close to the plows because of blind spots. It is important for pedestrians to stay a safe distance away from snow plows, either behind them or on the sidewalk. In addition to pedestrians, motorists should also take precautions around plow trucks. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recommends that motorists allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. For their own safety and the safety of plow operators, drivers should not try to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading treatment materials.

The family of the victim would be well advised to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. An experienced lawyer will investigate the accident to see if there was any negligence by the plow truck driver. The Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have years of experience bringing negligent drivers to justice for pedestrian accidents. We offer a free consultation to anyone with questions about whether their loved one’s pedestrian accident could result in a valid lawsuit.