PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK ACCIDENT NEWS
NOVEMBER 2013


Two Dead After Truck Collides With Amish Buggy
Mercer County, Pennsylvania - November 30, 2013

A mother and her daughter riding in a horse-drawn Amish buggy were killed Saturday afternoon in a collision with a truck. The fatal crash happened in northwest Pennsylvania, roughly 60 miles outside of Pittsburgh. According to ABC News, 34-year-old Mary Byler of New Wilmington was killed, along with her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld. William Byler, Mary Byler's husband, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio. At this time, authorities are uncertain what caused the truck to hit the buggy. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the crash. 




One Dead, Eight Others Injured in Schuylkill Expressway Accident

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 27, 2013

A multiple vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer left one person dead and eight others injured Wednesday morning. The fatal crash happened at around 4:20 a.m. on the westbound side of the Schuylkill Expressway near Montgomery Drive. CBS Philadelphia is reporting that a black Audi passenger vehicle hydroplaned into the center median, and a white Chrysler minivan immediately slowed to avoid a collision with the Audi. A tractor trailer behind the accident was not able to slow down in time to avoid rear-ending the minivan, which was pushed into the Audi. A passenger in the minivan, 47-year-old Handy Gunawan of Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is not immediately clear which vehicles the injured victims were in. An investigation into the crash is underway. 




Trucker Arrested for Driving Under the Influence
Guilford Township Township, Pennsylvania - November 19, 2013

The truck driver responsible for a crash that left two people with injuries has been charged with driving under the influence. Ricky Lynn Hatfield, 41, was arrested on charges of aggravate assault while driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a serious accident and other traffic offenses. According to the Record Herald, Hatfield was driving erratically on Interstate 81 before his rig left the roadway and collided with two disabled vehicles on the shoulder of the highway. After the crash, Hatfield fled on foot, only to be found a short time later. Two people operating the disabled vehicles were hospitalized, though their conditions and identities have not been released by authorities. 




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