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Man Killed In Crawford Semi-Truck Accident on Route 17K

New York State Police Investigating Fatal Orange County Crash Involving 2006 International Truck on Route 17k

Man Killed In Crawford Semi-Truck Accident on Route 17K

CRAWFORD, NEW YORK (April 30, 2024) – A man has tragically died after a collision involving a 2006 International truck along Route 17k in Crawford.

Orange County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. A 2006 International truck crossed over the center of the roadway and collided with a 1993 Toyota Tacoma.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision to help the victim. The driver of the pickup was extricated from the vehicle, but he later died due to his injuries.

A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Crawford Semi-Truck Accidents

There are many factors that could contribute to car accidents. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” There are a number of measures that semi-truck drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.

  • Semi-truck drivers should be well rested before the start of their shift.
  • Semi-truck drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
  • Semi-truck drivers should have their vehicles periodically inspected and well maintained.

The vast majority of semi-truck accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, “No person shall turn a vehicle at an intersection […] or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety.” There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver who leaves their lane of traffic and hits another vehicle. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Organ damage
  • Death

If a semi-truck driver was working at the time of a collision, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. The family of any person who died in a semi-truck accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. A truck accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Crawford Semi-Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man who died in this Crawford collision. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. This was a preventable crash that should have never taken place.

Have you or someone that you care about been harmed due to the negligence of a truck driver? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.