Fox 29 reported a fatal collision in a construction zone on I-95 near Ridley Township, PA.
At approximately 10 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, a passenger vehicle collided with a construction truck. The area had been an active construction site as PennDOT crews made emergency repairs to the highway most of the day. Sadly, one person was killed in the accident.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is an experienced auto accident attorney in Pennsylvania. Brian has helped many victims and families seek justice for construction site accident-related injuries or death. Below he shares his thoughts on the legal rights of families of victims killed in construction site crashes.
"Construction sites along highways are often dangerous areas for traffic collisions. These sites are full of dangers, often involving uneven road conditions, workers, large trucks, and equipment. Passenger vehicles are often forced to take last-minute detours to avoid road work, causing drivers to be distracted by the construction work going on. For these reasons, traffic, car, pedestrian, and truck accidents are all common in highway construction sites."
"There may be multiple liable parties involved in a construction accident. If the workers failed to provide safe passage for cars or failed to provide adequate signs at the site, they may be held responsible. If other motorists distracted by construction work caused a collision, they may be held liable. Construction sites can be complex, and it can take an investigation to uncover liable parties. Victims or their families should explore their legal rights with an experienced auto accident attorney to recover their full compensation."