Nearly seven miles of Interstate 176 were closed on Thursday, April 5, after a dump truck hauling coal collided with a tractor trailer in Berks County, PA. According to The Mercury, the tractor trailer rear-ended the dump truck, causing it lose control and spill coal across a 100-yard stretch of the road. The tractor trailer careened onto the shoulder and was destroyed in a fire, which spread temporarily into a small brush fire along I-176.
TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckingInfo.net, injuries sustained in a motor vehicle or truck accident may not present for months, even years, following an accident. Medical research indicates that the delay of injury symptoms is the norm; approximately 75% of accident victims remain symptomatic for a minimum of six months after an accident.