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Answers lacking after truck swerves, hits other car

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2018 | Truck Accident

The truck accident in our source article today didn’t happen in Kansas City. Regardless, the situation has relevance no matter where you live. The crash happened in Pennsylvania, where a truck and a car collided head-on after the truck rounded a curve in the road.

The car was being driven by a 21-year-old man travelling in the westbound lanes of the road. As the truck, driving eastbound, rounded the curve it somehow lost control and swerved into the westbound lanes. The collision killed the 21-year-old, and the authorities are investigating the crash. The truck driver survived the crash and was not injured. Little else is known about the crash at this time.

There are questions abound here. Was the driver operating his or her vehicle in an unsafe manner, such as speeding? Was the cargo lopsided or improperly secured, leading to the vehicle leaning over into the incorrect lanes? Was the vehicle itself somehow faulty or unsafe, leading to the crash? Was the driver at fault in some other way, either by fatigue or distraction?

The answers will come out during the course of the investigation. In the meantime, a young man has lost his life because of a legally dubious accident. Truck accidents happen like this all the time. The victims often are forever changed, if they are lucky enough to survive. In the wake of a truck accident, the victim should consider his or her legal position.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh KDKA, “One Killed in Indiana County Crash,” Jan. 5, 2018