January 3, 2012
A 34-year-old man from West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, was charged earlier this week in connection to a motor vehicle accident he caused that claimed the life of a Pennsylvania Turnpike employee.
According to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman, the accident occurred on October 22, 2012, in a work zone along the highway. Documents show the 66-year-old victim was working in front of a maintenance vehicle when a box truck being driven by the man who was arrested veered off the shoulder of the road near Norristown and collided with the rear-end of the work truck. The impact of the Philadelphia Truck Accident forced the maintenance vehicle to lurch forward where it then struck the victim.
While the 66-year-old maintenance worker died at the scene, the driver of the Turnpike maintenance truck sustained serious injuries along with a passenger from the box truck.
Further investigation determined the maintenance vehicle had its emergency lights activated prior to the collision, while the driver of the box truck had been operating the vehicle on a suspended license. The 34-year-old man was charged with vehicular homicide, aggravated assault by vehicle and several other charges.
The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers with Lundy Law would like to remind motorists of the importance of obeying Pennsylvania’s “Move Over” Law, which states vehicles are required to move over a lane when an emergency vehicle has its lights activated.