Truck Driver Died In Chili Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Along Interstate 90
CHILI, NEW YORK (April 22, 2023) – A 75-year-old truck driver from Ohio has tragically died in a Chili semi-truck accident along Interstate 90 after another collision.
New York State Police officials are saying that the collision took place on Monday. An SUV rear-ended a semi-truck on Interstate 90.
The SUV driver and the truck driver got out of their vehicles and exchanged insurance information. As the truck driver was heading back to his vehicle, he was hit by a second semi-truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Sadly, the truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Liability For Chili Truck Accidents
There are a number of factors that could contribute to a semi-truck accident. According to the FMCSA, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” There are many steps that truck driver should take in order to avoid hitting pedestrians.
- Truck drivers should slow down when pedestrians are nearby.
- Truck driver should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Truck drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
Truck drivers 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 to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. If a truck driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting a bicyclist, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The company that an at-fault truck driver worked for could be held liable for a collision. Generally speaking, 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 is killed in a semi-truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. It is extremely important that 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 truck driver that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Do you need more information about a Chili truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here for you. 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 any type of support after a collision, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.