Car accident

Semi-truck accident

It is obvious that semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other extra-large commercial vehicles are much larger and weigh much more than standard automobiles. It then comes as no surprise that the injuries and damage from an accident involving a truck of this size can be far more catastrophic than the injuries from a smaller vehicle. There are a variety of situations that can lead to a serious truck accident:

tractor trailer crash

On Monday, April 10th a tractor trailer driver on I-84 was involved in a multi vehicle wreck just outside of Maybrook, New York. According to authorities, the driver of the tractor trailer reported that his brakes failed, causing the crash.

At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, but remarkably none of those involved sustained fatal injuries.

Motor Vehicle Crash

In 2016 approximately 4.6 million roadway users were seriously injured in car crashes, a 7% increase from the year prior. The National Safety Council recently released survey findings that offer insights into what driver behaviors are contributing to motor vehicle crashes. 64% of drivers admitted they are comfortable speeding, 47% of drivers admitted they are comfortable texting, and 10% admitted they are comfortable driving after consuming alcohol.

Rollover accidents

According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation rollover crashes have a higher fatality rate than other type of crash, approximately 35% of annual fatal crashes are classified as rollover accidents. 

On Tuesday, January 24th a Missouri woman driving a box truck crashed and overturned on Interstate 86 in Steuben County (roughly 50 miles south of Rochester). 

Bus truck collision

Several passengers aboard a Syracuse public bus were transported to area hospitals after a pick-up truck crashed into the center of the bus. 

According to officials the crash occurred at approximately 2pm on January 19th. The driver of the pickup truck was getting off of an exit and for some reason failed to notice the traffic stopped in front of him. The driver swerved and collided with a Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro) bus. 

Tragic 1-88 crash

On Sunday, January 22 a tragic 1-88 crash resulted in three fatalities. According to officials a sedan crossed a median on 1-88 near exit 25A. The sedan struck a small SUV carrying a Schenectady family. Two of the five family members (the mother and father) died upon impact. Their three children were injured and transported to Albany Medical Center. The driver of the sedan was also transported Albany Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries. 

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