A horrific accident occurred in Crafton, PA, a city located just minutes away from Pittsburgh. It was around 11:00 a.m. on February 13, 2020, when 81-year-old Florence Hall of Pittsburgh was walking to her car after shopping at Giant Eagle located in the Crafton Ingram Shopping Center, CBS Pittsburgh reported. While walking to her car, a tractor-trailer making a delivery to the Advanced Auto Parts store nearby began backing up into the parking lot.
While making her way to her vehicle, the woman was struck by the tractor-trailer. After police arrived at the scene, they found the woman pinned underneath the rear wheels of the truck. Sadly, she died at the scene. The truck driver told police that while he knew he hit something, he was unaware that it was a person until he stopped and got out of his vehicle. While some witnesses said they heard the backup warning sound from the truck, another woman said she watched the incident unfold right in front of her eyes.
The source spoke with Katelyn Craig, who is a hairstylist that works at a salon located across the street from where the accident transpired. She said she watched the scene unfold from her window. While Craig says she sees a lot going on outside her window, this was not something you “necessarily want to see.”
Homicide detectives and collision reconstruction officers were called to the scene where they conducted an investigation.
5 Dead and 60 Injured After Several Trucks and a Tour Bus Collide on Pennsylvania Turnpike
Another tragic accident occurred in January 2020 that was responsible for claiming the lives of five people and injuring 60 others. Patch.com reported that the accident occurred sometime around 3:30 a.m. on January 5th after a tour bus lost control after it has passed a FedEx tractor-trailer. As a result of losing control, the bus hit a concrete median barrier which forced it up an embankment causing it to roll onto its side.
The news source says the FedEx truck then struck the bus along with a UPS truck. The driver of a Mercedes Benz and a second UPS truck also collided with the vehicles. Officials say the bus driver and two passengers aboard were killed in the accident along with the driver and passenger of one of the trucks involved. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the incident and while it has not identified the reason behind the wreck, it did note that light snow was falling at the time.
The NTSB estimates that the final crash report won’t be released for at least 18 to 24 months.
Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer After a Truck Collision in Pittsburgh, PA
Truck accidents are some of the worst types of accidents that occur on U.S. roadways. If you suffered injuries in a truck accident in Pittsburgh, PA and would like to find out how you can recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses, contact Scanlon & Wojton at 412-918-1241.