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Danger of Delivery Truck Accidents Shown as Child Is Killed

Goldstein Heslop Steele Clapper Oswalt & Smith Dec. 10, 2021

In Altoona and its surrounding areas, delivery trucks are constantly on the road at all hours. With how the world currently functions and people able to receive deliveries at the click of a button for work and personal use, this is no surprise. This can combine with time tested methods for children to get back and forth the school – the school bus – to create a dangerous situation. When children are waiting for the bus, accidents can happen. Unfortunately, some of these can cause severe injuries and fatalities. Those who have had a child injured in delivery truck accidents should think about their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Recently, a 7-year-old child was waiting for the school bus when he was hit by a delivery truck. According to the coroner, the boy was killed after suffering blunt force trauma. A school bus driver found the child and called emergency services at shortly after 7 a.m. The investigation indicates that a delivery truck backed up and ran over the child. The circumstances of how the child was hit are still being assessed.

There are consistent deliveries to the child’s home as his grandfather works as an electrician and the items for his work are sent there. In addition, the investigation is considering whether a lack of light was a factor as the sun had not yet risen when the incident happened. The investigation will continue to try and determine how and why the child was hit.

There are basic concerns that come up when thinking about truck accidents. These generally will focus on a crash between vehicles in which people who are driving smaller vehicles are injured or lose their lives after colliding with a large truck. Other accidents can occur and impact pedestrians. In a worst-case scenario, it will be child. The family that loses a child will face an emotional time as they seek to get beyond it. The loss of companionship and the future of the child will be gone in an instant. This must be considered when deciding whether to file a lawsuit or not.

The aftermath of truck accidents can be devastating. Whether one is severely injured or killed, it is possible to take legal action. In the event of a fatal crash, surviving loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death action, helping them recover compensation and hold a negligent party accountable.