No Charges Filed Over Deadly Dump Truck Accident in Northampton County

Police with the lower Saucon Township have determined that the cause of a deadly dump truck accident in Northampton County was faulty brakes. Because of this determination, no criminal charged will be filed against the driver of the truck or the company for which he worked.

Fiery Accident Took One Life

The accident happened last May on Leithsville Road in Lower Saucon Township. According to police reports, the dump truck was being driven by Michael Thomas when the brakes failed to stop the large truck. Because of this, the dump truck hit a car driven by John Muzyka of Springfield Township.

The impact of the accident slammed the car driven by Muzyka and the dump truck into the Leithsville Volunteer Fire Company, where the building burst into flames. According to witnesses, Thomas was seen struggling to get out of his truck and fighting through flames. The truck driver suffered from serious burns. Mr. Muzyka died instantly and was pronounced dead after the fire was under control. 

Brake Failure Official Cause of Accident

After a seven-month investigation, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli confirmed that the accident was just that: an accident.

“The brakes failed and that’s what caused this,” stated Morganelli. “It was a bad one, but there was no drinking, no reckless behavior that we could find.”

Our Bucks County truck accident attorneys extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Muzyka. We wish Mr. Thomas a full and complete recovery from his accident injuries.