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Pennsylvania One of the Worst States for Deadly Truck Crashes


January 30, 2020

PENNSYLVANIA- A serious crash occurred in Pennsylvania last week that tragically killed five people and injured many others, according to PATCH.COM. The tragic incident highlights a problem in the state.*

Pennsylvania ranks fifth out of all states when it comes to fatal truck collisions between 2015 and 2017, coming in behind Texas, California, Florida, and Georgia.

Pennsylvania had more deadly underride collisions than any state in the country. An underride crash occurs when a smaller vehicle collides with large truck and ends up underneath the back or side of a large truck or trailer.  With 118 underride crashes, Pennsylvania took a massive lead in these crashes, with California coming in second.

Pennsylvania is home to the third deadliest road for truck crashes, which is Interstate 95. Interstate 95 connects to the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Philadelphia.  

A recent collision occurred when a passenger bus veered off the road after attempting to pass a FedEx truck. The bus struck a median, rolled onto an embankment and then overturned. The FedEx truck, two UPS trucks, and a Mercedes all ended up involved in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the incident. 

Five victims involved in the accident tragically died.  Three of the five victims killed in the crash were ejected from the bus, including the 58-year-old driver, a 35-year-old woman, and a nine-year-old child. 

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Source:https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/pa-among-worst-states-fatal-truck-crashes-study-says and https://fox43.com/2020/01/07/3-of-the-5-people-killed-in-the-pennsylvania-turnpike-crash-were-ejected-from-vehicles-police-say/

Category: Truck Accidents

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