PennLive.com reports that a 24-year-old male Northern York County police officer from Harrisburg, PA, was seriously injured in a truck accident on Interstate 83 on Monday morning, April 18, when he rear-ended a truck and then was rear-ended by a big rig.
According to the article, the officer was transporting a 22-year-old male DUI suspect to a local hospital for blood testing when he rear-ended a box truck close to the Locust Lane overpass in Manchester Township, PA, at approximately 2:30 a.m. About one minute later, the police cruiser was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler whose driver did not see the box truck and police cruiser accident. The cruiser was pushed underneath the box truck, trapping both the officer and the suspect inside. Both men were taken to a local hospital and were reported to have sustained serious injuries in the Pennsylvania truck crash. Neither the driver of the box truck nor the 18-wheeler was injured in the collision. At the time the article was written, the police officer remained at the hospital for treatment of his injuries. The truck accident is under investigation by Pennsylvania state police.
In Pennsylvania, there are many reasons why a big rig accident can occur. One of the most common reasons is that many truck operators drive while fatigued, which often happens if they are rushing to meet a tight delivery deadline and have been driving for a long period of time without intermission. While there are Pennsylvania big rig regulations in place that limit the number of hours a truck operator can drive cumulatively, oftentimes these rules are broken, putting all motorists on the road at risk of an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Pennsylvania, contact the Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at Anapol Weiss. For many years, we have helped injured victims recover the compensation they need from negligent parties following a serious truck accident. Call 1-866-735-2792 to learn more.