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One Person Killed by Semi-Truck on I-476 in Montgomery County Salford Township, Pennsylvania

Salford Township, Pennsylvania —  A person died after being struck by a semi-truck on Friday near mile marker 36.4 on I-476.

According to reports, a utility service truck carrying a driver and a passenger pulled over to the side of the road to inspect a potentially unsecured load. As the passenger exited the vehicle to check on the load, a semi-truck driver drifted into the shoulder, striking the passenger and killing them instantly at the scene.

Further details will be provided as they become available.

Thoughts on truck accidents

From texting to eating to daydreaming, distracted driving kills 3,000 people yearly (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). We have handled many cases where an accident could have been prevented, but the drivers were distracted and failed to act on time. We recently had a case where a truck driver( with seconds to react) failed to prevent a deadly collision since he was checking his social media on his phone. The truck driver was held liable for his negligent actions.

Truck drivers are responsible for driving safely and following federal regulations regarding safe driving practices. When truckers fail to adhere to the rules and cause catastrophic consequences, they and the companies they work for need to be held accountable. May the victims of this crash and their families receive the justice and answers they deserve.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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