Douglassville, PA (March 4, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a trash truck accident that took place at an intersection in Douglassville on Friday afternoon, March 4.
According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of US-422 and River Bridge Road around 12:31 p.m. A trash truck was traveling in the area when it allegedly entered the intersection at the same time as a passenger vehicle. This caused the two vehicles to forcefully collide with one another. The vehicles both sustained damage as a result of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries in the collision. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries, though their conditions are not yet known.
Only one or more lanes of traffic were blocked near the intersection for some time as the scene was cleared.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents are some of the most severe accidents on Pennsylvania roads. This is due to the fact that tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, and utility trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles that navigate our roads. Though truck accidents can happen anywhere, state highways are some of the most common places for these collisions. In fact, in one recent year, approximately 55% of truck accidents happened on Pennsylvania state highways. Truck accident claims are some of the most complex claims that an individual could endure after they have been hurt in an accident. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Truck accidents so commonly end in injuries and fatalities on Pennsylvania roads, especially when they involve more than one vehicle. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, a Douglassville truck accident attorney can help you. All truck drivers and companies are expected to abide by Pennsylvania traffic laws. On top of this, drivers and companies have to abide by rules that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations set for them. Still, truck accidents continue to happen due to many reasons, including the following:
- Drivers falling asleep at the wheel due to lack of sleep
- Drivers becoming distracted
- Alcohol or drug use
If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, a Douglassville personal injury attorney can help you get back on your feet.
Douglassville Truck Accident Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have sustained injuries in a truck accident caused by another party. These accident claims can be complex and difficult to handle on your own, which is why our attorneys are here for you. Our attorneys will represent you every step of the way when it comes to moving forward with a claim. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Douglassville at (215) 600-0681 for the help you deserve.
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.
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