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Truck crash closes I-81 outside Chambersburg for hours

When you are driving along the highway near Chambersburg, say U.S.30 or I-81, and you are traveling next to a semi truck, you may not even give it a second thought. After all, when driving those roads for any distance, you would likely see dozens, if not hundreds of tractor-trailers.

Fiery truck accident on Pennsylvania interstate leaves three dead

Few accidents are more frightening to the average driver than those that occur during a traffic slow down on an interstate highway. Many things can cause a car or truck accident, but those involving significant speed differentials between vehicles or structures can be the deadliest. The combined approach speed is why head-on crashes frequently cause fatalities.

Serious truck accident results in two fatalities


The size disparity between commercial trucks and other vehicles on the roadway is rather large. As a result, truck accidents can be especially devastating for the vehicle the truck collides with, while the truck driver may walk away unscathed. This is even more true for pedestrians. Because of this great potential for harm, truck drivers must exercise a greater degree of care than other drivers to ensure that their actions do not result in an accident that causes serious injury or even death.

Cement truck hits bus, injures 10 in Pennsylvania


All motorists should take care on the road not only to protect themselves, but to keep others safe as well. Truckers especially should exercise extreme caution when driving as the massive size of their vehicles can cause devastating wrecks that damage property and severe injuries that cripple individuals. Those who are involved in truck accidents often face a long, hard road to physical, emotional and financial recovery.

Truck hits bus, leaving several injured in Pennsylvania


While Pennsylvania remains in winter's grip, drivers must take precautions to ensure their safety as well as the safety of those around them. Drivers of large vehicles, including semi-trucks, must be aware of their inability to stop quickly on slick roads, and should therefore drive slowly to avoid negligence and to prevent accidents. Failing to do so can cause truck accidents that have life-altering ramification for other motorists.

Pennsylvania woman injured when vehicle hit by salt truck


This winter has been brutal, complete with frigid temperatures and excessive amounts of snow. When roads get nasty, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation seeks to quickly clear them. Pennsylvanians appreciate the hard work these individuals put in, but the increased presence of salt trucks can pose dangers to other motorists.

Truck driver hauling fuel said to be speeding at time of accident

A truck accident that occurred in Pennsylvania was blamed upon the speed being driven by the truck driver. According to a state trooper, an accident reconstruction demonstrated that the driver was traveling at 48 to 50 miles per hour at the time of the accident, and the designated speed limit for tractor-trailers at that area was 40 mph. The truck driver was charged with three summary offenses.

Why truck drivers choose to drink and use drugs behind the wheel

Collisions involving large trucks have the potential to result in numerous fatalities, and as a result of this risk the trucking industry is regulated by both federal agencies and the state of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, many trucking companies neglect to abide by regulations, as do individual truck drivers. The consequences for this are accidents, injuries and deaths.

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