Pennsylvania state police report that a truck accident in the morning of July 16 in Greene County left one individual dead. Another individual involved in the crash suffered moderate injuries.
Many trucks haul enormous payloads at high speeds. This of course comes with serious risk. Brakes are under greater strain and parts of the vehicle are more likely to wear down. Truck drivers should therefore be held to a high standard of caution on Philadelphia roads.
With such massive payloads traveling at such high rates of speed, it only makes sense that drivers of large commercial vehicles are held to a high standard of safety on our nation's interstates and highways. Federal regulations require that truck drivers take breaks and avoid fatigue while operating their vehicles, lest truck driver negligence lead to a crash like the one that occurred on Jan. 13 near Easton, Pennsylvania.
Federal law holds truck and bus drivers to a higher standard of safety than drivers of smaller vehicles. Commercial trucking and bussing companies are supposed to inspect and maintain their vehicles, and operators of those vehicles are expected to keep driving records and take breaks to avoid driver fatigue.
A crash on Route 14 in Union Township, Pennsylvania, has left a 51-year-old man dead. The truck accident occurred around 9:15 a.m. in Tioga County on Route 14 earlier this month. The driver of the septic pumping truck was the victim in the crash. According to reports, the truck spilled thousands of gallons of sewage and several agencies responded to the scene in order to address the situation.
Late last month, a fire truck was involved in an accident in the Pennsylvania community of Hemlock Farms. Four members of the fire and rescue team were injured in the on-the-job accident; all of them were aboard the truck at the time.
The death of a couple from a nearby state in Kennett Township, Pennsylvania, has left many mourning. According to reports, the two individuals were advocates for people with intellectual disabilities. They were killed in a truck accident involving their vehicle and a tractor-trailer, just across the Pennsylvania state line outside of Philadelphia.