A truck driver has been charged with homicide by vehicle stemming from an accident in 2010 in Saylorsburg that killed a Scranton man. The driver has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, as well as other charges.
According to an article on the PoconoRecord.com, a 21-year-old Scranton man was killed in the three-vehicle accident that happened on Route 33 in Hamilton Township. The man’s parents have filed a civil suit against the driver, claiming that he maintained a “reckless and dangerous” speed while driving through a construction zone. The truck driver has been driving between 68 and 69 mph through a construction zone where the posted speed was 45 mph.
It’s sad to think that this tragic accident may have been avoided if the truck driver had complied with the rules of the road, especially through a construction zone. Our thoughts are with the family of the young man who was killed. We hope they are able to find some justice with their civil suit. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the truck accident attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.