The victims of a June accident were so badly burned in the accident, the coroners office in Lehigh County used cutting-edge DNA techniques to identify the bodies.
Officials say the accident occurred on June 1, 2015, when a large truck crashed into a bridge column on the Eastern Pennsylvania interstate earlier this month.
Officials say it happened on Interstate 78 east in Upper Saucon Township in Lehigh County.
Negligent drivers, poorly maintained roads and driver fatigue all heavily contribute to large truck accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, act immediately to protect your rights.
You may be entitled to financial compensation and medical fees for your injuries. Hire a trucking accident lawyer to find out if you have a legal claim.
Using Technology To Identify Victims
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), hundreds of individuals die in large truck accidents in Ohio and Kentucky, with thousands more dying in mid-sized cars and other vehicles.
In this case, authorities were forced to use DNA testing to identify the victims of this tragic two truck accident. Large truck accidents have a tendency to entirely obliterate the presence of identifying information.
The coroners office in Lehigh County used cutting-edge DNA techniques to identify the bodies that were destroyed in the accident.
The victims, who were from Kentucky, did not die simply because they crashed into the center median, but because upon impact, their vehicle caught on fire. This tragic story is a reminder to all of us to pay attention when we are on the roadways, in order to minimize casualties.
Most Common Causes Of Truck Accidemts
Commercial vehicles and trucks such as big rigs are among the most dangerous vehicles on the roads. The causes of large and dangerous truck accidents are many, including,
- Speeding drivers
- Changing lanes without proper signaling
- Poor merging practices
- Passing a truck
- Failure to slow down to let a truck merge
Drivers and motorists who follow all of the traffic laws can make a real difference on the roads. Driver inattention is one of the key causes of large truck accidents.
Serving Ohio & Kentucky Residents
Trucking accident injuries are among the most dangerous accidents because of their sheer size. In the face of liability, large trucking companies and their insurance companies go into panic mode and begin to focus on damage control.
They do everything within their power to deny the truck accident victims the justice that they deserve. Do not accept any settlement offers without first consulting with an attorney.
Contact us to set up a free case consultation to discuss the legal options you and your family may be entitled to in light of a trucking accident.
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