When the truck rolled, it collided with another vehicle, a car, crunching it between the truck and the guardrail. While in many cases this incident might result in serious injuries or even death, miraculously neither the driver of that car nor the driver of the truck was hurt.
The fact that trucks are so much heavier than the average car makes it especially dangerous to be involved in a collision with one. When they do occur, while it is not uncommon for the truck driver to make it through without an injury, occupants of other cares usually do not fare as well.
Law enforcement does not yet know what caused the truck to crash. While speed may have played a role, the driver of the truck has his own ideas regarding what happened. He indicated that his load of lime powder shifted as the truck came around the bend.
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When a truck that is overloaded or improperly loaded causes an accident to occur the outcome can be devastating. When a tractor-trailer is involved in this type of accident and it results in injuries or death, those impacted could file a personal injury lawsuit to secure compensation for the injuries or loss. For the best results in these types of cases most find it beneficial to work with a personal injury lawyer.
Source: WTAE, “Tractor-trailer rollover crash on Fort Pitt Bridge snarls traffic,” Matt Belanger, March 5, 2014
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