Getting into a truck accident may be unavoidable in some cases, particularly when it's another driver who has been negligent in paying attention to the road. Impacts with high speeds can result in serious injuries like whiplash, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones or other problems that take years, if not a lifetime, to heal. Sometimes, the people involved in accidents aren't lucky enough to survive.
A good example of someone not paying enough attention to the road is when there's a rear-end collision. These collisions can be avoided if drivers keep their distance and make sure to watch the traffic ahead of them or make sure not to pull out into traffic without enough time to merge. In this case in Pennsylvania, a garbage truck had been driving on Interstate 81 south when it merged into another lane. An oncoming vehicle didn't slow enough or perhaps didn't allow the vehicle enough time to enter the roadway, resulting in it hitting the tail end of the garbage truck. The middle passenger of the garbage truck was sent through the windshield on impact.