A woman was killed this weekend following a tragic truck accident reports KDKA News.
Early Sunday morning, around 7:30 am, Vicki Gibbons was driving on Route 30 near Pittsburgh. She was traveling alone in a Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Driving along the same highway in the opposite direction in a large box truck was Ryan Anchors. The truck driver had a passenger sitting in the seat next to him.
Just as the two vehicles crossed paths, Gibbons inexplicably crossed the center line-her minivan slammed into the oncoming truck. Anchors, the truck driver, suffered only minor injuries; his passengers’ injuries were worse but life threatening. However, Gibbons was in critical condition when emergency crews arrived on the scene. She was rushed to a nearby hospital bur was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys send sincere condolences to all those suffering from this truck accident. Perhaps the most common form of accidents involves vehicles that cross the line dividing two lanes of traffic. Various factors ultimately cause the mistake of crossing the line-using a cell phone, driving while tired, fidgeting with the stereo, and many other actions are all distractions that often lead a driver to become careless and drift across the double yellow lines.
In almost all cases where a car collides with a semi truck, the driver of the smaller vehicle suffers serious to life-threatening injuries. With trucks filling the roads almost everywhere you go, it is all the more important for drivers to do everything in their power to avoid distractions when behind the wheel.