Chester, PA (May 6, 2022) – Around 7 a.m. on Friday morning, May 6, one person was killed in a fatal truck crash on a bridge in Chester.
Delaware County officials confirmed that the accident happened on Route 291 on the Commodore Barry Bridge not far from the area of Subaru Park. A passenger vehicle was traveling in the area when it became involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer due to reasons that are not yet known. The passenger vehicle was pinned under the back of the truck when crews arrived at the scene.
Several local responders, including Delaware County paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene. The driver of the passenger vehicle, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. A front-seat passenger sustained injuries as a result of the accident. There was also an infant in the back seat but they were not hurt.
The roadway was completely shut down in both directions as police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one in this accident. Our thoughts are also with the victim and their family who sustained injuries in the collision.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Every time you make the decision to get behind the wheel of a car, there is always a chance that you could become involved in a truck accident. Though truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur and take lives every year. In fact, in 2015 alone, statistics show that approximately 130 people were killed in truck accidents. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in a truck-related collision, you have options. It is important that you understand these options moving forward.
When it comes to moving forward with a truck accident, you could be left feeling concerned and perplexed. Having the assistance of a Chester truck accident attorney on your side is essential during these difficult times. Your stress could become amplified if you have suffered the loss of a loved one and have now been struck by a wide array of bills. There are many parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following:
- The truck driver who caused the accident
- A trucking company
- The manufacturer of truck parts
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you should speak with a Chester wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of many families following fatal truck accidents over the years. We want you and your family to overcome this difficult time in your life so that you can start piecing your life back together. It is expected to grieve the loss of a loved one. You should never have to worry about handling a claim on your own during these complex and exhausting times. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Chester at (215) 600-0681 to find out what options you have at this time.
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