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Truck Accidents

One in Hospital After Tractor-Trailer Accident in Weedsport

Crews were called out to an accident that occurred on South Seneca Street in Weedsport. This incident happened at around 5:45 in the evening and involved a tractor-trailer and a car. First responders arrived at 8864 South Seneca Street for an accident that involved minor injuries. When they got to the scene, they found one vehicle that was on its side. The injuries from the accident appear to have been mostly minor. But, one patient did have to be taken to Auburn Community Hospital by ambulance. The Weedsport Ambulance and Rescue were also on the scene. This story is new and any updates will...

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Sanitation Worker Causes Chain Reaction Collision in Queens

Sanitation Truck Accident in Queens

  A sanitation worker in the Queens area who thought it would be a good idea to take the wheels on his own ended up in trouble with the police last Saturday. He caused a chain reaction collision because he decided to move a van that was in the way of his sanitation truck. This is the reason the police gave as to why the accident occurred. The driver of the sanitation truck, James M. McGuinness, 50, was gathering garbage on Hampton Street near Elmhurst Avenue in the Flushing neighborhood at roughly 11:30 a.m. While doing so, he saw a 2003 Ford...

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New York Tanker Truck Accident Lawyer Explains The Dangers of Tanker Accidents

While passenger car occupants always face greater harm when struck by large trucks, safety risks are even higher when it’s a tanker truck hauling hazardous or explosive liquids explains a New York tanker truck accident lawyer. Here in the general New York area, tanker truck accidents occur on a regular basis. In fact, during recent months, an Oswego County road had to be shut down after a serious fuel tanker crash. On another day, Hazmat teams had to respond following an accident in Niagara County when a tanker truck developed a liquid hydrogen leak. Then another incident occurred in nearby Hackensack,...

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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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Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses PTSD Among Survivors of Semi Tractor-Trailer Crashes

When large trucks are involved in serious crashes, the impact on those involved is often far more than physical explains a truck accident lawyer in New York City. More than 3 million people suffer injuries in U.S. traffic accidents every year. The National Center for PTSD estimates that nine percent of these individuals have PTSD. One of these is a survivor of a tractor-trailer accident that killed five of her fellow nursing students. The April 23, 2015, wreck happened on Interstate 16 near Savannah, Georgia, when a big rig failed to slow down as it approached stalled traffic. The semi rear-ended...

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