Truck Accident Weekly Roundup: April 26 – May 2

It takes a little fire in the belly to fight with truck companies and insurance companies day in and day out. I get personally offended when, for example, an insurance company offers a pittance when one of their insured’s vehicles crosses a centerline and kills somebody’s mother. But being passionate alone is not enough. The best way to beat the truck companies is old-fashioned hard work. Please feel free to contact me at michael@leizerman.com or call me at 1-800-628-4500.

York Dispatch reports a hit and run incident involving a tractor-trailer on Thursday, April 28 in Conewago Township, Pennsylvania. Police said a 59 year-old female driver of a Nissan Sentra stopped at a red light at Susquehanna Trail & I-83 Exit 28 when she was struck by a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was initially behind the Sentra and attempted to pass it on the left and turn right. When the collision occurred, the Sentra was dragged along a guide rail. The driver was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

WHPTV.com reports a tractor trailer accident on Friday afternoon, April 29 in Upper Allen Township, Pennsylvania. According to police, a tractor trailer driver failed to notice road work on US 15 and swerved, striking two vehicles and rolling over on top of a pick up truck. Four people were injured. The tractor trailer, hauling juice, turned over between Rosssmoyne Road and South Wesley Drive. All lanes were subsequently closed.

The Patch reports a wreck involving a tractor trailer on Friday, April 29 in Fairfield, Connecticut. According to the fire department, the driver of a Toyota Corrolla was ejected from his car after exiting Interstate 95 and striking a tractor trailer that was parked partially within the off-ramp. The driver was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport for injuries.

ABC27 reports a Snyder’s of Hanover food truck crash that occurred on Sunday, May 1 at 1:20pm in Heidlersburg, Pennsylvania. Police said 149 vehicles were participating in a convoy at a Make A Wish Foundation event when the Snyder’s truck rear-ended the vehicle in front of it. The initial incident resulted in five injuries and a 4-vehicle crash. Two minors were transported to Gettysburg Hospital with serious injuries, while a 35 year-old woman was also taken there after suffering injuries to her head and hands.

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