Pennsylvania Truck Accident Attorney: On October 15, 2012, a tractor-trailer a crash involving two other tractor-trailers happened on Interstate 80 at mile-marker 304.8 in Stroud Township. The truck driver was driving a 1999 Freightliner east on I-80 between the Route 209 merge and the Main Street exit when he lost control for unknown reasons, causing the trailer's load to shift and the vehicle to flip over the concrete median and across both westbound lanes and the left eastbound lane. Its load, a shipping container, became separated from its trailer.
A car and another tractor trailer were hit by debris from the overturning tractor-trailer. A third tractor-trailer, a 1996 Freightliner, swerved off the road into a grassy area, damaging its undercarriage. No injuries were reported but all vehicles involved suffered minor to major damage. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed both westbound lanes and traffic was diverted onto West Main Street. Both westbound lanes were closed for 4½ hours while crews cleared the mangled big rig.
When a truck is flipped on its side and the truck and trailer are turned in different directions, this is called a truck jackknife. This often occurs when road conditions are poor or drivers are not properly managing the speed of their trucks. Regardless of the cause, a truck jackknife can happen in seconds, leaving other drivers with seconds to react. Unfortunately in many cases, other drivers do not have enough time to react and serious accidents occur.
At the Lassen Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling all types of truck accident and motor vehicle accident cases, including those involving a truck jackknife. These are dangerous situations that put other drivers in jeopardy. We strive to help clients understand that it may be possible to recover compensation for the injuries they have suffered, which may have been life-altering. Whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, other injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one due to a truck jackknife, we can take action on your behalf. Call the Lassen Law Firm today to discuss your case confidentially.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen