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One Person Killed In Harrisville Garbage Truck Accident on State Route 3

Right Tire Failed Before Fatal Harrisville Garbage Truck Accident Along State Route 3

One Person Killed In Harrisville Garbage Truck Accident on State Route 3

HARRISVILLE, NEW YORK (October 15, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a Harrisville garbage truck accident by State Route 3 and Richardson Road.

Harrisville police officials are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 a.m. on Friday. A garbage truck was heading down the road when the right tire on the vehicle failed.

The driver lost control and exited the roadway on the eastern shoulder. A passenger in the vehicle was injured.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, one person died due to their injuries.

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

Liability For Harrisville Garbage Truck Accidents

Thousands of collisions involve tire failures. According to one report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019 alone 612 people died in tire-related crashes. Thousands more are left with serious injuries. One of the best ways to prevent tire blowouts is to perform proper maintenance on tires. For example, tires should be properly inflated to the correct level. There are many steps that companies should take in order to prevent tire blowouts.

  • The tires on trucks should be regularly maintained.
  • Vehicles should be periodically inspected.
  • Drivers should be trained how to handle tire blowouts.

Depending on the facts of any case, the company responsible for creating a tire could be liable for a tire blowout. Companies have a legal responsibility to create products that are reasonably safe. Many tire accidents happen when the outer portion of a tire becomes separated from the inner tread due to a failure in the chemical bonding process. It is important that evidence is properly collected after any tire blowout.

  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

It can be difficult to know what to do after any car accident. The family of any person that died in a garbage truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with many of the costs that often come with the sudden loss of a loved  one. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating New York Garbage Truck Accidents

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been harmed in a garbage truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of wrongful death attorneys are 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. You can reach out to us anytime at 800-529-9997.


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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.