Dauphin County, PA (October 17, 2023) – Several accidents, one fatal and one involving a tractor-trailer carrying cooking oil, caused the closure of southbound Interstate 83 in Dauphin County near Exit 47 for more than seven hours on Monday.
A spokeswoman for PennDOT said that just before 7:00 a.m., a tractor-trailer and several other cars collided with a disabled vehicle parked in the left lane near mile marker 46.5.
According to officials, the collision resulted in cartons of cooking oil falling off the tractor-trailer and leaking oil into the road. Several cars then plowed into the truck’s trailer as a result.
Pennsylvania State Police said that a 41-year-old man was killed after his car collided with the trailer, which had stopped in the left lane due to the congestion. PennDOT said the accident occurred just before 9:00 a.m. at mile marker 50.
Two other passenger cars were involved in the collision. PennDOT recorded injuries, although they did not release specific details. An investigation is ongoing in the meantime.
Our deepest condolences are with the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Deadly Multi-Car Wrecks in Pennsylvania
According to studies conducted and data collected over the previous year, the three types of auto accidents that occur most often in Pennsylvania are multi-driver crashes, T-bone accidents, and rear-end crashes. As a result of the fact that over 20,000 collisions involving several vehicles take place every year in Pennsylvania, motorists in that state should, unfortunately, be on high alert.
Accidents involving rear-end crashes are often the consequence of careless driving. By running red lights and stop signs, these negligent drivers are responsible for most rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, determining who was at fault in an auto accident might be rather straightforward most of the time, but other times, it can be trickier than expected.
The severity of your injuries from a rear-end collision is directly related to the other driver’s speed. Most rear-end collisions happen when one motorist brakes abruptly, leading the vehicle behind them to ram into them.
If the individual who rear-ended you and severely injured you were not at fault, they should cover your medical expenses and lost earnings.
If a policyholder becomes incapacitated due to an auto accident, the insurance company may attempt to avoid paying for long-term care or compensation for lost income and loss of future earning capacity.
Our Philadelphia and Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield will be at your side throughout the legal process. If you’ve been in a car accident in the Dauphin area, call us at (215) 600-0681. We’ll put you in touch with a Dauphin County personal injury lawyer who knows their way around Commonwealth law and can help you construct a strong claim that stands up in or out of court.
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