• January 24, 2023

Driver Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on North Union in Lower Swatara Township, PA

Lower Swatara Township, PA -- January 22, 2023, one person was injured following an accident involving a tractor-trailer.

Investigators were called to the area of Highway 283 East at North Union Street at around 9:30 a.m. According to their statements, a vehicle was going eastbound when the vehicle somehow lost control. The vehicle then ran off-road at Union Street, launching the vehicle into the air and onto the exit ramp where it crashed into a parked tractor-trailer. Authorities say the tractor-trailer was parked illegally.

The driver of the vehicle that crashed was taken to a hospital with injuries said to be serious. The truck driver was not hurt. Right now, no additional details are available.

Driver Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on North Union in Lower Swatara Township, PA

One concern I have in situations like this is that the victim isn't always able to tell their side of the story. Serious injuries often mean someone isn't immediately in a position to speak to police. They may not be conscious, may be severely disoriented, or perhaps simply taken from the scene by an ambulance before they can speak to investigators.

For prudent investigators, this just means it takes a little more time for them to follow up and get the victim's side of the story. For others who are less prudent, though, it often means the reports don't get proper attention, and crucial information slips through the cracks. One can only wonder which type of investigator is handling things here.

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