Worcester, PA (October 21, 2023) – Officials said two people were killed, and another was wounded after a tanker truck carrying jet fuel crashed into two stopped vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania.
State troopers said the incident occurred on I-476’s Northeast Extension in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Cops say a vehicle with a flat tire pulled over to the side of the road, causing the driver of the vehicle behind it to stop and flash their lights. The truck allegedly collided with the other two vehicles and started a fire because it was unable to stop in time.
State police spokesman Myles Snyder said that the truck driver and the driver of the first car impacted were killed, while the other motorist suffered minor injuries.
Police say the turnpike was stopped in both directions as they investigated and cleared the scene. Both directions of traffic were rerouted at the previous exits, and those stuck in the backup were told to remain in their cars “due to the severity of this incident.”
Both the southbound and northbound lanes were reopened on Saturday night, but an investigation is still ongoing.
Our sincere condolences go out to the deceased victims’ families. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, like in the rest of the country, automobile accidents are a primary cause of death and injury. Tragically, professionals estimate that about 54,000 people are injured each year as a result of car accidents in Pennsylvania.
Obviously, it may be much easier to cope with the consequences of a car crash if you call a lawyer in Philadelphia as soon as feasible.
At Spear Greenfield, we have lawyers who are both knowledgeable and kind, and we’re ready to help you right now. In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of your injuries to submit a claim for damages. You should see a seasoned attorney without delay to get the best potential result in your case.
A personal injury lawsuit may be an option for you or a loved one who has suffered harm in a vehicle accident that wasn’t their fault. Damages are monetary recompense for the hardships that an injury has caused. Knowing that you are not alone in your struggles helps ease the transition forward.
If you’re ready to take legal action to seek justice and make a complete financial and physical recovery from your injuries, call our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at (215) 600-0681. You have our word that we won’t let up until we’ve won the greatest possible result for you and your loved ones.
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