Saucon Township, PA (June 10, 2023) – A tractor-trailer overturned on Friday morning in Northampton County, leading to injuries and the closure of a portion of Interstate 78 and the Route 33 exit.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported the multiple-vehicle accident on I-78 eastbound at mile marker 71.5, close to the Route 33 intersection in Lower Saucon Township, at 11:01 a.m.
The incident involved two drivers, according to the Pennsylvania State Police; they also reported injuries but were unsure of their severity or how many victims were traveling inside either vehicle. Across I-78 eastbound, news footage showed a tractor-trailer lying on its side.
At about 11:35 a.m., tow trucks arrived to clear the scene, and PennDOT blocked I-78 and the ramp from Route 33. By Friday afternoon, workers began using construction equipment to unload the trailer, transferring the cargo to trash beside the road.
Officers are still investigating in the meantime and have not released additional details.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.
Serious Vehicle Crashes in Pennsylvania
Recent data from Pennsylvania shows that rear-end accidents are the second most prevalent kind of accident involving multiple vehicles. Every driver should exercise extreme caution on Pennsylvania’s roads, since the state records over 20,000 accidents annually involving several vehicles.
Furthermore, these accidents are almost invariably the result of irresponsible or reckless driving. Rear-end crashes in Pennsylvania are often caused by drivers who disregard traffic signals and laws. Depending on the specifics of the situation, it may be easy to determine who is at fault in a rear-end incident.
Injuries sustained in a rear-end collision are directly proportional to the rate of travel of the oncoming vehicle. When one driver abruptly applies the brakes, the car behind them often slams into them.
Even at low speeds, fender benders may cause serious injury. When the safety belt is attached, the seat, for instance, automatically reclines. When driving too fast for circumstances, hitting your seat or headrest may have serious repercussions, some of which may not become apparent for hours or days.
If you were not at fault in an accident yet suffered serious injuries, you should speak with a lawyer right once. An insurance company may try to find ways around paying for a car accident victim’s long-term care or lost income and potential in the event that their injuries render them permanently unable to work.
Fortunately, Spear Greenfield‘s seasoned staff can help you resolve your damages from an accident that was no fault of your own in and out of court, no matter where in Pennsylvania the accident occurred (Philadelphia or elsewhere). If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident in Pennsylvania, please contact us at (215) 600-0681. Our lawyers are well-versed in Pennsylvania law, and we can put you in touch with them. Throughout the duration of your claim, we will do all in our power to build a solid and compelling case on your behalf.
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