Pickup Truck and Semi-Truck Collided In Sodus Along State Route 104 Leaving Two People Dead
SODUS, NEW YORK (December 22, 2023) – Two people have tragically died in a Sodus car accident along State Route 104 not far from Ridge Road.
Sodus police officials are saying that the collision took place around 10:19 a.m. on Tuesday. A pickup truck was involved in a collision with a semi-truck.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Sadly, two people died due to their injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Sodus Car Accidents
Semi-trucks make a up a relatively small number of vehicles on the roadway. But they are involved in a disproportionate number of traffic fatalities. According to the IIHS, “A total of 4,714 people died in large truck crashes in 2021, a 17 percent increase compared with 2020. Sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.” There are a number of common causes of semi-truck accidents.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
Semi-truck drivers must get a commercial license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Truck drivers are only allowed to work so many hours per day and per week. If a truck driver fails to exercise due care in order to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. The family of any person that is killed in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
Do you need more information about a Sodus semi-truck accident? Our team of truck accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.