Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tractor-Trailer Pushes Car Off The Road

Article originally published on by Tad Miller on 8/23/2012. Original article may be found here.

"A tractor-trailer recently crashed into the rear of a van in Upper Milford Township, pushing that vehicle into woods and up an embankment, according to police.
The van's occupants were slightly hurt, but did not require medical treatment, said state police at Foglesville.

James M. Amplo, 56, of Pottstown, Montgomery County, was driving the Ford Econoline E-250 van on Chestnut Street, also known as Route 29, at 5:25 p.m. Aug. 18. He was stopped for a vehicle in front of him that was turning about 1/4 mile from Batman Road, police said.
A Freightliner tractor-trailer, driven by John J. Kovatch, 28, of Nesquehoning, Carbon County, came up behind Amplo's van and was unable to avoid impact, police said. The van was pushed off the road, traveled 30 feet and came to rest up an embankment. The tractor-trailer traveled an additional 60 feet before stopping.
Amplo received minor injuries but did not require medical treatment, police said. The same was true of his passenger, Stephen R. Girard, 26, of Blue Bell, Montgomery County.
Neither Kovatch nor his passenger, Trajan S. Koerbler, 27, of Nesquehoning, was injured, police said.
Kovatch was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, police said."

Tractor-trailers can be very dangerous on the Pennsylvania state highways and roads.  Often, these drivers are moving at dangerous speeds and may also be tired and not pay attention to the road.  If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, it may be time to consult with an attorney.  Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania.  For more information on his firm, please click here.

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