Two People Died In Big Flats Semi-Truck Accident Along Interstate 86
BIG FLATS, NEW YORK (April 26, 2023) – A man and a woman were killed in a multi-vehicle car accident involving a semi-truck along Interstate 86, according to the NYSP.
Big Flats police officials are saying that the incident took place 6:44 p.m. on Sunday. Several vehicles were involved in a collision with a disabled tractor trailer.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, two people died due to the severity of their injuries.
A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing.
Liability For Big Flats Car Accidents
There are many factors that could contribute to car accidents. 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.” There are many steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
When a driver is negligent and causes a fatal collision, they or their family may be able to seek some measure of justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with the sudden loss of a loved one. It is crucial that evidence is properly preserved after any collision.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the two people that died in this collision. 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.
Do you need more information about a Big Flats car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates 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.