Shippensburg, PA (March 26, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal truck crash that took place in Shippensburg on Thursday morning, March 24.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened in the morning hours at the intersection of Ritner Highway and Stoughtstown Road. Police confirmed that 18-year-old Noah Blessing was traveling north on Stoughtstown and the driver of a tractor-trailer was headed east on Ritner. The two vehicles pulled into the intersection at the same time, where they forcefully collided with each other. The vehicle ran into the side of the tractor-trailer and spun out as the truck hit a wall. Police said that the vehicle then also struck the wall and got wedged between the truck and the wall.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Blessing was severely injured and tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The 66-year-old driver of the truck did not sustain injuries.
Both directions of the road at the intersection were blocked for several hours but were reopened around 3 p.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents have been increasing on our roads throughout the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 2% more fatal truck crashes happened in the U.S. than the year before. The truth is, most truck accidents can be prevented but continue to happen due to the outright reckless acts of others. Losing a loved one is never an easy reality to face. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn as you move forward.
The loss of a loved one can leave you in a difficult position, especially if you and your family have never endured a wrongful death claim in the past. Having a Shippensburg truck accident lawyer on your side to answer any questions you have can be incredibly beneficial. As you grieve your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up. You should never have to worry about these stressful aspects on your own during one of the most challenging times in your life. This is why having the assistance of a Shippensburg wrongful death attorney can help you get back on your feet.
Shippensburg Fatal Truck Accident Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal truck accident. We understand how overwhelming a truck accident can be and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. Our attorneys will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Funeral and burial costs
If you have sustained the loss of a loved one, you should never have to stand alone. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Shippensburg at (215) 600-0681 for more information on what options are available for you.
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