• December 05, 2022

Man Injured in Alleged Hit-and-run Truck Accident at ABC Auto Parts in Hempfield, PA

Hempfield Township, PA -- November 30, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where a truck reportedly hit them, then fled.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around 5:00 p.m. at ABC Auto Parts located along Mt. Thor Road.

Westmoreland officials said that a commercial truck turning around in the auto parts store lot somehow struck a man, then left the scene. Witnesses were able to get the truck's information, and it allegedly identified Quantae Beavers, of Dallas, Texas, as the truck driver.

Beavers was reportedly charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, trespass, and reckless endangerment. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Alleged Hit-and-run Truck Accident at ABC Auto Parts in Hempfield

There are some unusual details surrounding what led to this collision, so I certainly don't want to suggest I know anything about this crash beyond what's available in the news. However, my experience offers some insight on what may come next for those involved. Folks see a driver charged and figure getting help for the victims and families involved will be no big deal. In reality, things are rarely that simple. The fact a company is likely involved here is only going to present significant challenges for those unprepared to meet them head on.

Hempfield, PA Alleged Hit-and-run Accident Injures 1 at ABC Auto Parts

Even if a driver does something wrong, their employer can say the driver was acting on their own, had no prior issues, that they didn't know about the accident, etc. Sometimes, however, investigations show those claims not to be true. A hit-and-run truck driver often has a history of issues, expired or suspended licenses, or is eve3n encouraged to hide their involvement in such incidents. Maybe that won't be true here, but if authorities aren't asking the right questions, those involved here may not be getting the full story they deserve.

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