BOOTHWYN, Pennsylvania -- Three people were injured after a gasoline tanker crashed into a pickup truck on a highway in Delaware County, causing severe damage to the rear of the truck and serious injuries to those inside it.
It happened on the 600 block of Conchester Highway (Route 322) in Boothwyn around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Boothwyn is a small town in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, that lies just southwest of Philadelphia near the Delaware border.
Official reports state that a woman was ejected from the vehicle while two others remained trapped inside and had to be rescued. All three occupants of the pickup suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
Those injured here may be able to recover compensation for the harm they have suffered
Although we do not have many details about this potentially fatal crash, it appears obvious that some failure on the part of the gasoline tanker was the root cause. The full extent of the injuries caused by the tanker’s collision with a pickup truck also remains to be seen, but the damages done are likely life-altering for those involved.
The victims of this accident would benefit from an independent investigation, which will help uncover more details about the liability for this horrible event. The two passengers who were stuck inside the pickup undoubtedly were terrified at the possibility that their life would end on that dark highway when their vehicle burst into flames. One can only imagine the thoughts that raced through their minds, as well as through the head of the ejected passenger, as they all three watched this tragedy unfold, a tanker filled with gas waiting to explode nearby.
At The Ammons Law Firm, we handle cases just like this one where innocent people suffer grave and often life-altering injuries due to the actions of commercial truck drivers. While it is premature to conclude that the truck driver here is to blame for this crash, the accident does appear to have been caused by the gas tanker. The truck driver may have been distracted while driving or failed to perform routine maintenance on the tanker, but it is also possible that the wreck was the result of faulty or defective tires or brakes or even a defect in the big rig itself. Either way, the cause of the crash must be determined to ensure those injured in this crash receive the compensation they need to cover medical expenses and compensate for the pain and suffering they must endure going forward.
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