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Tractor Trailer 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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New York Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers Discuss: Will Truck Platooning Improve Road Safety ?

During the next year or so, if you’re traveling out on a rural highway, you’re likely to see a couple of large 18-wheeler trucks traveling very close together – perhaps just 30 or 50 feet apart. It will be hard to miss them since they’ll probably be traveling by at about 70 miles per hour says Arkady Frekhtman, one of the New York tractor trailer accident lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm in Brooklyn, NY. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uVTyrolgqI[/embed] In the past, such sights were rare since it was illegal in most states for vehicles to travel so close together. However, “truck platooning” will...

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Collision with Tractor-Trailer Sends Three to Hospital

A collision that occurred in Lansing, New York, has sent three people to the hospital. The collision occurred on Thursday morning on Route 13 in Lansing. New York State Police responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision that occurred at around 2:00 in the morning. Route 13 had to be shut down for five hours after police arrive on the scene. They discovered that a car had crashed into a tractor-trailer. The car was traveling towards the south when it crossed over into the north lane and his the tractor-trailer. At the time the incident occurred, the roads were icy 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 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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