Dump Truck Accident Occurred In Genesee County Work Zone
GENESEE COUNTY, NEW YORK (June 9, 2023) – A site inspector has tragically died in a Genesee County construction truck accident along Interstate 90 by Exit 48.
New York State Police are saying that the accident took place around 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday. A site inspector was hit by a construction truck in a work zone.
The events leading up to the collision are not clear. Some are saying that the victim was behind the dump truck when the collision took place.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Genesee County Truck Accidents
Dump trucks can be particularly dangerous to pedestrians for many reasons. They have large blind spots that can easily obscure the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. According to the Engineering News-Record, “Dump truck accidents severe enough that the vehicle had to be towed away rose 9%, hitting 8,206 in 2016, the latest year statistics are available.” There are a number of steps that dump truck drivers should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Dump truck drivers should get out of their truck and check what is behind them if they can’t see.
- Dump truck drivers may need to use their horn to alert pedestrians of their presence.
- Dump truck drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
Dump truck drivers will typically need to get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a dump truck driver fails to check their blind spots before hitting a pedestrian, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
The company that a dump truck driver worked for could also be liable for a collision. In general, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. The family of any person that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A New York Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this Genesee County dump truck accident. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim’s family.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver in Genesee County? Our team of highly experienced pedestrian safety advocates 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. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.