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Semi Truck Accidents

NYC Truck Accidents Pose Daily Threat to Everyone

Every year, New Yorkers witness far too many serious and deadly truck accidents. While some are due to speeding, others are the result of drunk or distracted driving. When victims do survive, they often wind up living greatly compromised lives. During 2018, many truck accidents occurred on Brooklyn streets and freeways. Here’s a closer look at three crashes that clearly indicate the types of injuries often suffered. General safety tips are then set forth, indicating the best ways to drive near trucks. Ford Pickup Slams Into Another Vehicle – Causing a Six-Car Crash While traveling toward Brooklyn during rush hour, a Ford truck...

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Update: Danbury Tractor-Trailer Hits New York Patrol Car

In Danbury, a tractor-trailer driver was charged after crashing into multiple vehicles including a New York State Police cruiser and for driving while under the influence of drugs. A NYSP trooper saw the accident while conducting a traffic stop at around 10 in the morning on Friday on I-684 northbound. Police say that Christopher Hillman, driving a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, hit a car in front of him. He then drove to the right shoulder and hit the patrol car and another vehicle. Police have reported there were injuries involved. The extent of the injuries is not known at this time. Hillman has been charged...

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Man from Danbury Arrested For Tractor-Trailer Accident

In Bedford, New York, on April 27, police from the Somers barracks arrested Christopher R. Hillman for operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs as well as many other vehicle and traffic violations. Hillman is 29-years-old and from Danbury, Connecticut. At around 10 in the morning, a New York Trooper was on a traffic stop on I-684 when Hillman was driving a tractor-trailer in the middle lane. He hit a Jetta ahead of him and then went to the right shoulder where he then hit the NYSP patrol car. He continued between the guide rail and the patrol car and...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses I-87 Wreck Involving Two Big Rigs

Two semi tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 87 in upstate New York states a tractor trailer accident lawyer. Authorities say both trucks were northbound between Exits 18 and 19 when the crash happened. Semi Rear-ends Another A 28-year-old trucker from New Milford, Pennsylvania, was operating a 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer when it was struck from behind by a 2008 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a 47-year-old man from St. Albans, Vermont. After the collision, the Freightliner crashed into a guardrail in the center median and caught fire. Firefighters with the Spring Lake Fire Department arrived to extinguish the blaze. Driver Does not Survive An Ulster County Medical...

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New York Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses Steel Beams Hitting Cars

An accident on Route 17 near Fairview Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey, began with a disabled semi tractor-trailer in traffic explains a New York tractor trailer accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm. Steel Beams Break Loose The 63-year-old driver told authorities that his truck’s brakes locked up in the center northbound lane as he approached slowing traffic. He states that he turned on the vehicle’s hazard lights and called for help. Soon thereafter, another big rig approached the disabled semi from behind. The 50-year-old driver told police he took evasive action, but his rig first struck the disabled semi and...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal Hit-and-run Near George Washington Bridge

Relative to most passenger vehicles, semi tractor-trailers are huge says New York City tractor trailer accident attorney Arkady Frekhtman of the F&A injury law firm. Big rigs with loaded trailers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. So-called turnpike doubles with two 48-ft trailers are particularly imposing, especially when truckers operate them in adverse weather like fog, snow or freezing rain. When impaired drivers operate commercial trucks weighing 20-25 times more than other vehicles, they often become serious or even lethal weapons. Fatality at George Washington Bridge A recent hit-and-run accident involving an 18-wheeler left a passenger vehicle damaged to the point that...

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Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer Discusses Long Island Wreck Involving Semi Truck

An accident in the Long Island community of Farmingdale involved a semi tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle explains a New York tractor trailer accident lawyer. Vehicle Turning Left at Intersection News 12 reported that witnesses said that a semi eastbound on Route 109 struck a Toyota RAV4 as it turned left from Fulton Street to Main Street. The Toyota SUV reportedly struck a utility pole after impact with the 18-wheeler. One Injured, One Killed According to law enforcement, a passenger in the SUV did not survive. ABC 7 News reported that the driver reportedly suffered a deep gash to the forehead. Crews worked into the evening to life...

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Available Safety Technology Could Reduce Catastrophic Injuries Explains New York Semi Truck Accident Attorney

It happens all too often. A semi tractor-trailer crashes into vehicles that have slowed down because of a construction zone, traffic jam or for another reason explains a New York semi truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm. Some of these rear-end collisions set off chain reaction wrecks. Severe injuries and loss of life occur in many of these catastrophic events. These large vehicles, especially when they are loaded with tons of cargo, often do not stop in time. Technology to Mitigate Rear-end Collisions Ironically, safety technology exists that could eliminate or at least mitigate the crash risk in many...

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Semi Truck Accident Attorney Discusses Settlement Following Fatal Crash Involving A Truck Driver on Drugs

The family of a Freehold, New Jersey, woman killed in a crash involving a semi wants a new law requiring methadone testing for interstate truckers explains a semi truck accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm in New York. Accident Details The 50-year-old woman was waiting in her Honda at a red light when a semi tractor-trailer rear-ended the passenger vehicle with such force that it ended up on the other side of the intersection. The fiery accident happened on March 31, 2014, on southbound Route 9 at Old Mill Road in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Under the Influence of Drugs After the...

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Bronx Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Upper East Side Pedestrian Accident

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According to NBC 4 News, a 2004 Freightliner box truck struck a pedestrian on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Friday, February 24 explains a Bronx truck accident lawyer at the F&A injury law firm located at the corner of Villa Avenue and the Grand Concourse in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx, NY. Early Morning Accident The accident happened at about 6 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. According to police, the truck was northbound on Amsterdam Avenue when it knocked the 83-year-old man to the ground. When officers arrived, they found the pedestrian in the road,...

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