One Person Injured In Salina Car Accident Involving Semi-Truck On Interstate 90
SALINA, CALIFORNIA (October 16, 2022) – At least one person was injured in a Salina semi-truck accident along Interstate 90, according to New York State Police.
Salina police officials are saying that the accident took place around 5:34 p.m. on Thursday. A semi-truck was traveling through a work zone when they crossed the median and struck another tractor-trailer.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Two people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Salina Semi-Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks can be particularly dangerous and might weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Many collisions are due to truck drivers that make unsafe lane changes. 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.” Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The FMCSA requires most commercial trucks to carry $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Semi-Truck Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Salina truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.