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NYS Troopers Injured In East Greenbush Semi-Truck Accident

New York State Troopers Injured In Collision Involving Semi-Truck on Interstate 90 In East Greenbush

NYS Troopers Injured In East Greenbush Semi-Truck Accident

EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK (March 24, 2024) – Two New York State Troopers were injured in a semi-truck accident on Interstate 90 in East Greenbush.

New York State Police are saying that the collision took place around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday. Two New York State Troopers were in their patrol vehicle when it was struck by a semi-truck.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help both of the victims. Both troopers were seriously injured and taken to the Albany Medical Center.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For East Greenbush Semi-Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in semi-truck accidents. According to the National Security Council, “In 2021, 5,700 large trucks were involved in a fatal crash, an 18% increase from 2020 and a 49% increase in the last 10 years. The involvement rate per 100 million large-truck miles traveled is up 7% from 2020, and up 22% in the last 10 years.” There are a number of common causes of truck accidents.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

Truck drivers must get a commercial license and take steps in order to avoid collisions. All truck drivers must operate according to the prevailing conditions of the roadway. This will mean slowing down during periods of reduced visibility or inclement weather. If a truck driver fails to slow down and is involved in a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Many steps should be taken after any semi-truck accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced truck accident attorney should be contacted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any truck accident. Victims often suffer very serious injuries and may need to take extensive time off of work. It is important for accident victims to understand that they do have rights. Any person who is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Getting Legal Help After A New York Truck Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the New York State Troopers injured in this truck accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. This was a preventable crash that should not have taken place.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an East Greenbush truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.

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Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

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.