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One Injured In Pendleton Dump Truck Accident

New York State Police Investigating Pendleton Collision Between Dump Truck And Tractor Trailer By Campbell Boulevard and Lockport Road

One Injured In Pendleton Dump Truck Accident

PENDLETON, NEW YORK (April 16, 2024) – At least one person was hospitalized in a car accident between a dump truck and semi-truck by Campbell Boulevard and Lockport Road.

Niagara County officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:00 a.m. on Friday. A dump truck and a semi-truck collided under uncertain conditions.

However, the driver of the semi-truck was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way to the dump truck. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.

A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Niagara County Semi-Truck Accidents

Thousands of people are injured each year in semi-truck accidents. According to the National Safety 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.” Semi-truck companies should take a number of measures in order to prevent collisions.

  • Semi-truck drivers should be well trained.
  • Semi-trucks should be regularly inspected and maintained.
  • Semi-truck companies can install safety features on their trucks, including forward collision avoidance systems.

Truck drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many truck accidents involve drivers who make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to New York Vehicle & Traffic Law § 1163, no person shall make a left turn until they have first yielded to all vehicles close enough so as to pose a hazard. Victims of semi-truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries

The vast majority of truck accidents involve some amount of driver error. In particular, truck companies often push their drivers to finish their deliveries on unrealistic schedules. Any person who is injured in a semi-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 Pendleton Dump Truck Accidents

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

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Pendleton dump truck accident? You may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Our team of truck accident attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that 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.