Earlier this month, a Lehigh County woman was injured when a tractor trailer’s tires came loose and hit her car. Now, the driver of the truck is being charged with a vehicle code violation.
According to an article on SouthWhitehall.patch.com, the truck was travelling west on Route 22 by the Cedar Crest Boulevard exit in South Whitehall Township when its fifth axel tires detached and bounced into the eastbound lanes of traffic. The tires hit the woman’s SUV, causing her “moderate injuries” according to state troopers.
The driver of the truck was not injured, but was charged with a vehicle code violation.
It’s a miracle that the woman involved in this accident was able to escape with moderate injuries. A truck tire that detaches from a moving tractor trailer can be a fatal projectile, depending on the weight of the tire and the speed with which it is traveling. That’s why big trucks have safety codes they must follow and maintain, to be sure that accidents like this don’t happen. If you’ve been injured because a tractor trailer was not properly maintained, you may have a case. Contact the truck attorneys at O’Connor Law for a free review of your case.