In Mercer County, a truck accident has severely injured an Aliquippa, Pennsylvania man. Around 7:00 p.m. last night on Interstate 80 in East Lackawannock Township, Pennsylvania, the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control of his truck and traveled into the median where he collided with the Aliquippa man. The injured victim of this tragic accident was in the median strip changing a tire on the left side of his vehicle.
The truck driver in this accident is from Sioux City, Iowa and was traveling eastbound on I-80. He drove over the rumble strips on the right side of the road which caused him to steer left. After steering left, the driver of the 18-wheeler struck a series of potholes in the center of the road which caused him to lose control of his truck. He then crashed his semi-truck into the guardrail on the left and then struck a bridge rail. After colliding with the bridge rail, the truck went into the center median where it hit the victim that was changing his tire.
The 34 year old Aliquippa man was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with injuries that initial reports say are "life threatening".
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Source: WFMJ. "One seriously injured in accident on I-80 in Mercer County". 5 Mar 2015.