People in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas might choose to take public transportation to avoid the inherent problems and concerns with driving. That can include the cost of gas, the need to find parking, the inevitable traffic and more. When taking public transport, however, it is important to remember there can be auto accidents just as easily as when commuters are in their own vehicles. They can also suffer injuries in these crashes. A common concern is encountering the seemingly endless number of delivery trucks on the road, especially during the holiday season. When there is an accident of this kind, it is important that those who were injured think about a potential legal filing.
An accident between a delivery vehicle and a Port Authority bus led to eight people being hurt recently. All were passengers on the bus. According to the investigation, it is believed that the delivery driver was at fault. The accident happened in the early morning hours after 5 a.m. The driver was searching for the post office. While the vehicle was not a mail truck, mail was being delivered. The driver, looking for the post office, looked away from the road. The truck crashed into the side of the bus. The windshield was cracked. According to first responders, there was a different story and the driver said he had fallen asleep while driving. Neither driver was hurt. The passengers’ injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. The case continues to be investigated.
When there is any kind of auto accident, it is imperative that those involved understand the possibility of long-term issues. This is true even if they are initially under the impression that they were not seriously injured. There can be back injuries, tissue damage, headaches and more. This can make it necessary to have medical treatment, medication and other strategies to get back to full health.
The driver in this recent accident said he had fallen asleep. As the investigation continues to attempt to determine what happened, those who were involved in the accident must think about their rights after suffering motor vehicle accident injuries.