Philadelphia man dies after truck accident
It’s not uncommon for drivers of cars or trucks to pull over to the side of an interstate. It’s important to watch out for them, because veering off the road could lead to a serious truck accident.
A 58-year-old Philadelphia man died in a truck accident on Interstate 78 early one recent morning. According to Lehigh Valley Live’s website, multiple blunt force trauma was recorded as the cause of death by the county coroner.
The man was in a box truck, which was struck by a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer while the box truck was parked in Williams Township approximately a mile from the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. After crashing into the box truck, the tractor-trailer subsequently veered to the left and blocked the left lane on the eastern end of the highway after traveling over the eastbound lanes and stopping in the center median. This resulted in the closing of the highway for a long period of time, greatly interfering with the flow of traffic.
The driver of the box truck was reportedly in the process of making a delivery of the vehicle from its owner to another company. The box truck was a 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso Cantor.
An investigation into the workers comp accident is being conducted by law enforcement. It’s not uncommon for truck accidents to result in highway fatalities. In fact, U.S. Department of Transportation statistics indicate that over half a million truck accidents occur annually, resulting in approximately 5,000 deaths. These deaths amount to about 12 percent of all vehicle accident deaths.