Ebensburg, PA (May 25, 2023) – Authorities said a man was killed, and three others, including two Cambria County deputies, were wounded in a crash involving a tri-axle truck in the Ebensburg area on Thursday afternoon, May 25th.
According to Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees, the collision happened in the area of U.S. Highway 22 and South Center Street in Cambria Township.
Just after 12:00 p.m., a westbound tri-axle truck collided with an SUV that was turning left from South Center Street into Route 22. Lees said two deputies were hurt when the truck crossed the center line after hitting the SUV and slammed into their patrol car in the eastern lane of Route 22.
The SUV driver, a man in his 70s, was dead at the scene. A passenger in the SUV was taken to Johnstown’s Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center with serious injuries, along with the two Cambria County deputies.
Police from Cambria Township, Pennsylvania, are looking into the collision, and they’ve called in assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police to help them piece together what happened. It’s unclear if citations or charges will be filed at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Deadly Vehicle Crashes in Pennsylvania
In just one recent year, rear-end collisions were the second most common accident involving at least two or more Pennsylvania drivers. Needless to say, every motorist should be extra cautious on Pennsylvania’s highways, where more than 20,000 incidents involving several cars occur each year in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
What’s more, reckless or careless driving nearly always leads to these collisions. Drivers that disobey the rules of the road, such as stop signs, are the main cause of rear-end collisions in Pennsylvania. In some circumstances, it is clear who is at blame in a rear-end collision, but in others, the events leading up to the crash aren’t quite as obvious.
When another vehicle strikes you from behind, the degree of your injuries is primarily determined by the other vehicle’s speed at the time of contact. The majority of rear-end collisions occur when one motorist suddenly brakes, causing the vehicle behind them to slam into them.
Still, catastrophic injuries may occur even when fender benders occur at modest speeds. For example, the seat reclines automatically when the seat belt is fastened. If you hit your seat or headrest while driving too fast for current conditions, it might have severe consequences, some of which may not manifest for hours or days.
But if you were not at fault for an accident in which you sustained significant injuries, it’s important to contact an attorney immediately. Even if a vehicle accident victim is permanently incapacitated as a consequence of their injuries, an insurance company may hunt for loopholes to avoid paying for long-term care or lost income and earning potential.
Thankfully, our seasoned team at Spear Greenfield will assist you in and out of court, whether in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, to settle your losses from an accident that’s taken place through no fault of your own. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, call us at (215) 600-0681. We will connect you with our attorneys, who are knowledgeable in Pennsylvania law. We will strive to create a strong, convincing case for you as our valued client through every step of the claim process.
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 media 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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