A Pennsylvania man is recovering after his truck was involved in a three-car crash with a dump truck carrying 300 degree molten black top in Dean Township, according to ThePittsburghChannel.com. Officials say the dump truck tipped over, crushing the cab on the driver’s truck and then began pouring molten asphalt inside. The man was buried up to his waist when a construction worker began quickly shoveling the black top out and keeping the man conscious. Had the crew not acted as promptly as they did, the man may not have survived.
The driver’s identity has not been released, but he is recovering at a local hospital. The details surrounding the crash are not known at this time.
The circumstances surrounding this accident may be unusual, however, the fact remains that this unfortunate series of events began with an auto accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 2,575,000 million people were injured in vehicle crashes in 2006.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Pennsylvania involving a large truck or other vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation if it’s found that another person’s negligent or reckless actions caused the accident. The skilled Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys at Anapol Weiss have the experience it takes to ensure you’re represented fairly in a court of law. You deserve to know your rights and our attorneys will discuss all of your options with you so that you may begin to heal and move forward. Call Anapol Weiss today at (866) 735-2792 to learn how we can help.