A metal conduit fell in the Lehigh Tunnel, crashing into a tractor trailer, and fatally injuring the trucker driving the vehicle. In Washington Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, the truck accident occurred around 6:03 pm on Wednesday evening when the metal conduit plunged into the windshield of the tractor trailer and hit other vehicles. The 70-year-old trucker from East Greenwich Township, New Jersey succumbed to his fatal injuries a few hours after the fatal crash in the Lehigh Tunnel. No other personal injuries were reported.
Experienced truckers may find themselves engaged in an unavoidable crash if circumstances beyond their control occur while they are driving. Truck drivers recognize that the jobs they perform may involve dangerous tasks. Unfortunately, an accident may take place while an employee is working that may be the result of unsafe working conditions or an environment where safeguards are not implemented.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a truck accident or became involved in a hazardous workplace incident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC at 215-569-8488 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients in Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, as well as in Delaware, and New Jersey.