Chambersburg, PA – Fatal Truck Accident at N Franklin St & W Commerce St

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January 6, 2022

Chambersburg, PA (January 6, 2022) – On Wednesday, January 5, a fatal truck accident occurred at an intersection in Chambersburg that claimed the life of an elderly man.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West Commerce Street. An 84-year-old man was traveling west in his Ford Explorer when he was struck by an International Harvester truck that was traveling through the intersection. The accident caused severe damages to the Explorer.

Numerous local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The 84-year-old sustained blunt force trauma injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck remained in the area and was not hurt.

A portion of the intersection was blocked for an extensive period of time.

No further details have been released. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe and life-threatening accidents on Pennsylvania roads. When these accidents involve smaller passenger vehicles, lives could be lost in the blink of an eye. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that approximately 6,344 serious tractor-trailer accidents occurred throughout Pennsylvania. Out of these accidents, approximately 22% involved at least one fatality.

Your life could be severely impacted by a truck accident, especially if you and your family have faced losses as a result. While you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up from one of these catastrophic accidents. It is imperative that you have the assistance of an attorney on your side at this time.

Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the loss of a family member who was taken prematurely by something as sudden as a truck accident. If you have lost someone close to you unexpectedly, you should speak with a Chambersburg truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. As you search for the truth in your loved one’s case, you should never have to worry about the stressful aspects of a wrongful death claim on your own.

Truck drivers are expected to follow certain regulations and pay close attention to the roads around them. If you have lost someone you love due to negligent acts, you should have the assistance of a Chambersburg wrongful death lawyer on your side.

Chambersburg Truck Accident Attorneys

Our compassionate and aggressive attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you and your family after a fatal truck collision. We understand how devastating these accidents can be both emotionally and financially. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, we will stand by your side when you need it the most. We will help you work toward compensation to cover the following damages and so many others:

• Medical expenses
• Funeral costs
• Pain and suffering
• Therapy costs

You should never have to stand alone after a truck accident that resulted in wrongful death. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Chambersburg at (215) 600-0681 for the information you need at this time.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.