One man has died in an accident that occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The man was a construction worker who was attempting to drive his backhoe across the eastbound lanes, just outside the Kittatinny Tunnel, when he was struck. A vehicle crashed into the back bucket of his backhoe, throwing the victim from the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver and passenger of the at-fault vehicle were both transported to nearby hospitals with minor injuries.
It has not been confirmed as to why the driver failed to stop and crashed into the backhoe. An investigation is ongoing.
Recovering compensation after an accident
Because the man lost his life in this accident, the worker’s family may be entitled to compensation. If you were injured on the job or lost a loved one while they were on the job, contact the experienced attorneys at Berger and Green. We keep in mind your present and future needs. After an injury or a death, filing a claim will help you and your family during this difficult and unexpected time. Call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.