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East Whitehead accident kills 2, puts 3 in hospital

The large trucks and commercial vehicles that people see driving in and around Pittsburgh may present several unique risks to others drivers. So unique, in fact, that a particular subsection of liability law has been created to deal primarily with the issues they present. When a large truck and a standard vehicle collide, it may not be difficult for one to imagine which vehicle (and which occupants) will get the worst of it. For this reason, truck drivers are expected to be especially careful in their operation of their vehicles. 

If and when they are not, the results can be catastrophic. This fact was evidenced in a recent collision between an SUV and a dump truck in East Whiteland. Accident investigators are still trying to determine how the dump truck came to rest atop the SUV. Yet as one can imagine, the dump truck landing on the SUV caused significant damage to the latter vehicle, so much so that its occupants could only be removed after rescuers cut off its passenger door and roof. 

Sadly, two of the occupants of the SUV were killed in the collision. Two others sustained serious injuries while one escaped with only minor injuries (all three were rushed to a local hospital for treatment). The driver of the dump truck was unharmed. 

If and when it is proven in cases like these that the truck driver was at fault, then it may be reasonable for accident victims to try and pursue compensation (given the enormity of expenses that can arise from a truck accident). Anyone needing assistance in seeking such action may wish to seek out the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. 

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