Early Tuesday morning, October 10, 2017 a construction worker was killed when a car ran into his backhoe on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
State police have identified the man killed as Robert W. Marchetti, 63, of Luzerne County. The accident occurred outside the Kittatinny Tunnel in Franklin County, just outside of Shippensburg.
According to reports, Marchetti was attempting to drive his backhoe across the eastbound lanes when a car driven by a 21-year-old New Jersey man struck the backhoe’s rear bucket. Marchetti was ejected from the backhoe and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Unfortunately, road workers have a high risk job, and tragic incidents like this sometimes occur. If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a highway accident, your chances of securing a fair settlement for your losses are only as strong as the legal team you have by your side. At Metzger Wickersham, our attorneys can review your case and recommend the best course of action. We provide caring and compassionate representation for clients throughout Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a free case review of your workers' compensation or personal injury accident claim.