New York State Police Investigating Silver Creek Semi-Truck Accident on Interstate 90
SILVER CREEK, NEW YORK (January 9, 2023) – One person has tragically died in a Silver Creek semi-truck accident on Interstate 90, according to New York State Police.
Silver Creek police officials are saying that the incident took place around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday. A semi-truck and a car were involved in a collision under uncertain circumstances.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, one person die due to their injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Silver Creek Truck Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured in truck accidents every year. According to the IIHS, “Most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can result in smaller vehicles underriding trucks in crashes.” There are a number of common causes of truck accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. If a truck driver fails to slow down in order to avoid a crash, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that died 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 options are.
Investigating New York Semi-Truck Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this Silver Creek collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Silver Creek truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are 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.