Car Accident Caused By Ice From Tractor Trailer Spawns Legislation

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Falling Ice Believed Responsible for Deadly Car Accident in PA

As Pennsylvania car accident attorneys, we see all sorts of causes of car accidents. Tractor trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers, or semi trucks often have piles of snow and ice on top of their rigs or trailers. The typical truck driver will warm up their rig and start on their way without thinking of the hazards of snow and ice falling off their rigs when driving down Pennsylvania roadways.

Of course, there are exceptions to this, as conscientious drivers will clear the snow & ice from the top of their trucks before they drive. One local Senator plans to make this a requirement.

State Senator Re-Introduces Legislation

State Senator Lisa Boscola re-introduced legislation that would require semi trucks to clear snow & ice from their big rigs before driving. The plea stems from a serious car accident on Christmas Day in 2005, when a Northampton woman was killed instantly after a chunk of ice flew through her windshield. It was later determined that the ice had probably fallen from a semi-truck & the driver of that truck probably never knew the accident occurred.

PA Car Accident Lawyers

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