• September 28, 2022

Driver Killed in 18-wheeler Rollover Accident on PA Turnpike in Bedford County, PA

Bedford County, PA -- September 26, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where an 18-wheeler overturned on the Turnpike.

Authorities were called to the area of Napier Township near mile marker 139 at around 2:00 a.m.

Bedford County, PA 18-wheeler Rollover Accident Kills 1 on PA Turnpike

It appears that an 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound along the Pennsylvania Turnpike when it somehow lost control. The truck veered off-road, hit a guardrail, then overturned.

As a result, the driver of the truck sustained fatal injuries. It appears no one else was involved. Authorities have not release additional details at this time.

Commentary on 18-wheeler Rollover Accident on PA Turnpike in Bedford County

This early in the morning, no doubt folks are just going to assume that the driver fell asleep. That's certainly possible, though there are many reasons a truck can lose control suddenly. Drivers don't always have control over these factors.

But regardless of what caused the crash, there must also be consideration for why the crash was fatal. Rollovers like this rarely get the attention deserve despite the fact there are known issues with many trucks which fail to reasonably protect drivers in a rollover. Manufacturers continue to ignore this issue, and the cost of their negligence is passed on to the hard working men and women they profit off of. Could it be something like that happened here? It's not for me to say, but learning about this topic can prove beneficial to folks in the industry.

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