Gates Box Truck Accident On Interstate 90 Injures One Person
MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK (December 30, 2021) – One person was injured in a Gates car accident after a box truck hit a disabled vehicle on Interstate 90 near the Flyover ramp.
Gates police officials are saying that the collision took place on Tuesday, December 28th. A vehicle was disabled and partially in the left lane when it was rear-ended by a box truck.
The passenger vehicle was pushed nearly 50 feet before it came to a stop. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the collision in order to help the 50-year-old male victim from Greece.
An ambulance took the man to the Strong Memorial Hospital in order to receive treatment. Authorities cited the driver of the truck and the company that owned it.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Monroe County Box Truck Accidents
Stopped vehicles in the roadway result in hundreds of fatalities every year. According to one report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), “Using federal crash statistics, transportation data analysis firm Impact Research estimated that 566 people were killed and 14,371 injured each year over 2016-18 in crashes on all types of roads involving a disabled vehicle in which visibility was likely a factor.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a vehicle becoming disabled in the roadway.
- Mechanical malfunctions
- Tire blowouts
- Previous collisions
- Engine problems
All truck drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Regardless of why a vehicle became disabled in the roadway, all truck drivers must take action to avoid hitting them. There is simply no reason that a driver should ever rear-end another vehicle. These types of collisions tend to happen when drivers are traveling too fast for the prevailing conditions of the roadway. Typically, when a driver rear-ends another vehicle there is a rebuttable presumption of their negligence. Victims that are hit by semi-truck tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial trucks to carry between $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. 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 Gates Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the victim injured in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. It is our sincere hope that there is a thorough investigation and that steps are taken to prevent similar collisions. This accident raises a number of safety concerns. Did the truck driver have adequate training? Were they distracted prior to the crash? Was the truck driver speeding?
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the information and justice that they are owed under the law. Whether you just have legal questions or need an investigation into an accident we can help. You’re always welcome to contact us anytime at (516) 908-9792.