Truck Accidents Archives

Truck accidents: Lawsuit filed after teen is crushed in wreck

A 19-year-old's life may have been changed forever because of the actions of one semi truck driver. In a lawsuit that was filed in another state this month, this woman claims that because of the negligence of that driver and that of the trucking company that he works for, she is in a wheelchair. While this case is being fought in another state, New York sees its fair share of truck accidents each year.

Truck accidents: Recent New York wreck ends in death of toddler

A 3-year-old girl is dead and three adult members of her family have been injured in a recent crash on Bruckner Boulevard in the Bronx. The driver of the family's car swerved to miss a raised metal sewer cap, and the vehicle was struck by a privately owned sanitation truck. Police say road conditions could have played a part in the New York tragedy. As with other serious truck accidents, an official investigation will attempt to document exactly what occurred, including the condition of the sewer cap.

Truck accidents: 1 dead, driver facing drunk driving charges

A truck driver is facing drunk driving charges after being involved in a deadly accident. Police say that the trucker was drunk while driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway in New York. He struck a small car, killing the driver, and then fled the scene of the accident. He was soon apprehended by police. Truck accidents such as this often leave a lot of devastation behind.

An explanation of “no-zones” around semi-trucks, Part 1

In 2014, 3,660 people were killed in collisions involving large trucks. The vast majority of the fatalities were not truck drivers. Additionally, many of these accidents were due to the reckless actions of the passenger cars, rather than truck drivers. Trucks are inherently limited in their visibility and maneuverability. These limitations coalesce around “no-zones.” This post will go over the no-zones and how you can avoid them.

How do you recover if you are hit by a driverless vehicle?

Driverless trucks, more so than cars, are likely to penetrate the market early. Early versions of driverless trucks have already crossed the country to make deliveries. Trucks are more viable because they can incorporate, larger more complex computers, they are already connected with numerous sensors for tracking the driver and keeping him in his lane, and they mostly drive on freeways. The primary engineering issues confronting driverless cars is how to deal with the chaos of city driving, not the relative calm of freeways.

An explanation of “no-zones” around semi-trucks, Part 1

In 2014, 3,660 people were killed in collisions involving large trucks. The vast majority of the fatalities were not truck drivers. Additionally, many of these accidents were due to the reckless actions of the passenger cars, rather than truck drivers. Trucks are inherently limited in their visibility and maneuverability. These limitations coalesce around “no-zones.” This post will go over the no-zones and how you can avoid them.

Reviewing Legal Claims That Can Be Made After a Truck Accident

Trucks pose a great danger to pedestrians and other motorists. The number of truck accidents in New York has been on the rise in recent years. A majority of those who lose their lives or get maimed in these accidents are motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and occupants of other vehicles. It is predicted that more people will die in truck accidents in coming years.

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