Two Killed When Big Rig Rear Ends Car in PA

Two people in Lebanon County PA died last week in a four vehicle crash involving two tractor trailers.

The Pennsylvania State Police stated that a Toyota Camry was going west on I-78 when it was rear ended by a big rig driven by Andre Kennedy, from High Point, North Carolina.

That crash caused the Toyota to go into the median, and the driver and passenger died at the scene. The tractor trailer then hit another tractor trailer that had stopped for traffic. The driver of the second tractor trailer sustained minor injuries.

We send our condolences to the families of the deceased. This entirely preventable accident is the reason that federal law mandates that trucking companies carry large amounts of liability insurance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations stated that a truck weight more than 10,001 pounds has to have at least $750,000 of financial coverage.

Of course, many big rigs with a trailer will have more coverage on the cab, or tractor. In many cases, a company that has a large fleet of trucks could have $10 million or more of liability insurance. That way they can pay personal injury and wrongful death settlements in accidents, without being bankrupted.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, you would be wise to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney. A highly experienced truck accident attorney will be able to navigate the complex issues surrounding a major truck accident. This will ensure that you will obtain the maximum financial award.