Centre County, PA (July 14, 2023) – On Thursday evening, July 13, two semi-trucks collided, closing westbound lanes of Interstate 80 and causing injuries.
The two tractor-trailers reportedly collided on westbound Interstate 80 between exits 158 (U.S. 220 southbound/Pennsylvania State Route 150 to Militsburg) and State Route 147 (PA 144 to Snow Shoe).
Pennsylvania State Police, together with Centre County authorities, were dispatched to the scene to investigate. EMTs were also called to the scene, though it’s unclear if either driver was transported to a local hospital.
All lanes remained blocked as of 10:30 p.m., though the roadway was reopened by the early morning hours of Friday. However, officers are still investigating in the meantime and have not provided further details to the public.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Large Truck Collisions in Pennsylvania
The number of deadly incidents involving large trucks on Pennsylvania roads has climbed dramatically in recent years. In actuality, there were more people killed or seriously injured in truck accidents that year than in any other. The study also shows that the wide variety of possible causes makes each truck collision different.
The number of truck accidents in Pennsylvania is expected to rise steadily between 2017 and 2021, which is cause for concern. There were more truck accidents in Pennsylvania in 2021 than in any year since 2018.
There were also more deaths in 2021 than in 2018, despite the fact that there were fewer truck accidents. In 2019, there were 144 truck incidents in Pennsylvania, up to 118 in 2018. 2021 was the second worst year in the previous five years, with 144 fatal accidents, just one fewer than the record-breaking year of 2017.
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