14-Year-Old Boy Injured In Roosevelt Box Truck Accident By The Intersection of Babylon Turnpike and Fulton Avenue
ROOSEVELT, NEW YORK (August 15, 2022) – A teenage boy was seriously injured in a Roosevelt box truck accident near the intersection of Babylon Turnpike and Fulton Avenue.
Roosevelt police officials are saying that the collision took place around 8:45 a.m. on Monday. A boy was hit by a box truck near the intersection for unknown reasons.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. The boy was airlifted to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Roosevelt Truck Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 4,000 people are killed every year in collisions with commercial trucks. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
All truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting any pedestrian in the roadway. When a truck driver fails to reduce their speed to avoid an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a truck driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A civil claim can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with a serious accident.
Investigating A Roosevelt Truck Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured due to the negligent actions of a truck driver? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need to recover. 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.