Ashis Biswa, 20, of Rochester, Died In Groveland Truck Accident On I-390 By Exit 7
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 11, 2021) – A man from Rochester identified as Ashis Biswa has tragically died in a Groveland semi-truck accident on I-90 not far from Exit 7.
Living County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 6th. Ashis Biswa was working on a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the road when he was hit by a tractor-trailer truck headed north
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite the best efforts of first responders, Ashis Biswa was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the Strong Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Groveland Semi-Truck Accidents
Nearly 4,000 people are killed every year in semi-truck accidents. Pedestrians and those in passenger vehicles remain at the greatest risk. One report from the FMCSA indicated that there are over 1,000 factors that could potentially influence the outcome of a truck accident. However, the vast majority of truck accidents were preceded by one of the following critical events:
- The truck driver ran out of room in their own lane.
- The truck driver lost control due to traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions
- The truck driver collided with the rear of another vehicle in their own lane.
Truck drivers must get a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are expected to operate their vehicle with the utmost care in order to avoid collisions. Driving a commercial truck is substantially more difficult than driving a passenger vehicle. This is why truck drivers must get special training. Truck drivers are also held to a much higher standard with respect to alcohol and drug use. Under state and federal laws, truck driver’s cannot operate their rig with 0.04% or higher.
A large portion of truck accidents are due to driver fatigue. Truck drivers are put under an enormous amount of pressure to complete their routes as quickly as possible. They are also asked to work odd hours such as the middle of the night. Many truck drivers naturally become fatigued, which can be exceptionally dangerous. The CDC estimates that staying awake for only 18 hours can reduce a person’s driving ability equivalent to driving with a BAC of 0.05%.
Truck drivers must exercise all due care to avoid hitting pedestrians in the roadway. There is absolutely no excuse for a driver to hit a stalled vehicle, especially one that has pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1128(a), “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.” It is important that evidence is properly preserved after an accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- A truck driver’s work records should be examined.
The family of any victim that died in a truck accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. Sadly, however, many truck companies will fight extremely hard to deny liability for any truck accident. A New York truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Groveland Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ashis Biswa. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of all who have lost so much. How did this truck driver hit a vehicle on the shoulder? Was this truck driver distracted? Did they receive the proper training? The vast majority of truck accidents are totally preventable.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Groveland? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.