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Pennsylvania trucker faces time in prison

On Jan. 13, 2014, a man accused of falling asleep while operating a tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 reportedly struck a 2000 Ford Taurus from behind, and the vehicles caught fire. The driver of the truck sustained no injuries, according to authorities, but the driver of the Taurus, a 65-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

1 killed, 1 injured in tractor-trailer crash

A Pennsylvania truck driver faces impending charges for being involved in a tractor-trailer accident with a car in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County. The trucker had missed a turn that he intended to make, so he continued down the road and tried to turn around to go back. In the process, according to a police news release, the semi-truck blocked both lanes of SR 419.

Data shows large truck accidents are on the rise

People who use the highways in Pennsylvania may be interested in some data about large truck accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics about fatal and nonfatal truck accidents that took place across the United States in 2012. According to the NHTSA, there were 4 percent more fatal truck accidents in 2012 than there were in 2011.

Driver fatigue and truck accidents

Transporting freight in large trucks is a vital part of the Pennsylvania economy. However, when large truck drivers don't take proper safety precautions, truck accidents can endanger other drivers. Driving a tractor-trailer over long distances can result in severe driver fatigue. Research has shown that hundreds of deaths that occur each year are attributable to large truck drivers who operate their vehicles while suffering from exhaustion and fatigue.

Pennsylvania trucking accident widow claims wrongful death

A fatal semi-truck accident occurred during the morning of Oct. 4, 2012 in Allentown, and the wife of the deceased is seeking damages of more than $75,000 in a wrongful death action. The lawsuit claims a negligent driver of a big rig caused her husband's death. She also named the truck driver's employers and the companies that contracted the driver's work in the suit for failing to provide better training and supervision.

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