Tag Archives: truck accident

When Tractor Trailer Companies Fail to Put Safety First

It’s hard to believe tractor trailer companies put drivers on the road without providing safety training, but unfortunately, it happens. When our client was seriously injured in a preventable tractor trailer accident, we held the company accountable™. Click here to read more. 

Ulster Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Causes Major Crash

On July 8th an Ulster County man was traveling on 9W in Saugerties when he fell asleep at the wheel. His 2009 pickup truck drifted into oncoming traffic, hitting two cars head on. One of the vehicles was carrying four children. While each vehicle involved was severely damaged, there was only one injury that required -->

Tractor Trailer Crash Causes Major Traffic Jam on I-84

On Monday, July 11th a tractor trailer collided with multiple vehicles on I-84. The incident occurred near Exit 5, Maybrook /Montgomery, New York, approximately 20 minutes from Newburgh.  First responders, including volunteer firemen, State Police, and the Orange County Hazmat team worked tirelessly to secure the scene and to contain a fuel leak caused by -->

What To Do If You’re Involved In An Accident With a Truck

Last week ’s tragic truck crash on 84 in Orange County was a wake-up call to many. Do you know what to do if you’ re involved in a truck crash? In this video personal injury attorney Brian Acard explains what to do if you are involved in a truck accident.

Fatal Middletown Tractor Trailer Crash Shuts Down 84

Police are still investigating a tragic accident that resulted in multiple fatalities on Wednesday, June 1st. According to authorities a 29 year old woman driver, her 9 year old daughter, another adult, and two dogs were traveling on Interstate 84 in Middletown, New York when their vehicle ran out of gas. The driver called 9/11 -->

Impaired Albany Man Hits Truck at 85mph

An Albany Man pled guilty to aggravated vehicular assault on May 13th after causing a serious crash in Colonie.  According to authorities, the 28 year old Albany man was speeding when he crashed into an oncoming truck. The man was traveling at approximately 85mph at the time of the crash. The truck driver and two -->

Sleep Apnea Linked to Truck Crashes

Stephen Burks, the principal investigator of the Truckers & Turnover Project at the University of Minnesota, published interesting and possibly lifesaving findings of a study comparing truckers who suffer from sleep apnea and drivers without the condition.  “The rate of serious, preventable crashes was five times higher among truckers with sleep apnea who didn’t use -->

Excavator Dumped on I-87 after Major Collision

On January 13th, 2016 police responded to an unlikely scene on the Northbound lanes of 1-87. According to authorities a tractor trailer driven by a Monroe NY man, struck a bridge overpass between exits 14A and 14B. The impact of the collision dislodged part of the truck’s load, sending an excavator crashing down onto the interstate. -->

Dutchess County Native Tragically Killed in Pedestrian Knockdown

Wappingers Falls, New York- The Dutchess County community is mourning the death of a Wappingers Falls native who at just 30 years old died in Brooklyn days ago. On Sunday, December 6th 2015 a vehicle attempting to avoid rear ending a bus instead hopped a curb and hit the young woman and two others.  The -->

Multiple Deaths Following Syracuse Tractor-Trailer Crash

On September 18th a tractor-trailer exiting Interstate 81 in the town of Cicero fatally struck a passing vehicle.  According to the authorities the tractor-trailer failed to stop for a red light and hauled directly into a van carrying several passengers. One of the passengers was pronounced dead at the scene, and another died on Tuesday, -->