The State of New York is unfortunately home to many truck accidents each and every year that result in a number of accidents. Drivers, pedestrians, and others have suffered injury and even death. In 2013, there were 92 fatal large truck crashes in New York. In the same year, 105 people were killed in large truck crashes, demonstrating that there are often more injuries than accidents. Ten drivers of large trucks were killed, while 43 small truck drivers[...]
When truck drivers put motorists at risk
In New York, the economy depends on over-the-road freight drivers to transport goods from elsewhere in the country. However, the size and weight of these tractor trailers puts people in smaller vehicles at greater risk of fatalities in a collision. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent statistics, only 251 truck occupants were killed in multivehicle crashes in 2014, while 2,857 smaller vehicle occupants were fatally injured in truck crashes. Truck operators should[...]
What if you are hit by a delivery truck?
Commercial delivery trucks are omnipresent in the New York City area. They constantly are coming and going, delivering items that we all need for daily life. But with so many of them on the streets and highways, there is an increased chance for them to be involved in accidents. If you get into an accident with the driver of a commercial delivery truck, you could have several avenues of financial recovery open to you. While the delivery truck[...]
The State of New York saw many truck accidents that resulted in a number of drivers, pedestrians, and others involved in personal injury. The statistics below display the amount of truck accidents and their results from the year 2013: The total number of fatal large truck crashes in New York: 92 Number of people killed in large truck crashes: 105 Number of large truck drivers killed: 10 Number of small truck drivers killed: 43 The number of non-fatal[...]
Bronx Truck Accident
Early yesterday morning, seven people were injured in a major crash involving two trucks and several other vehicles on the New England Thruway in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The New England Thruway, which is the stretch of I-95 through the state of New York between the George Washington Bridge and Westchester County, happened in the southbound lanes of the highway just before 1 a.m. Sunday near Conner Street in the Eastchester section of the[...]
Regulations require truck equipment safety checks
Even one truck accident is too many, but in 2014, there were 4,596 large truck crashes in New York that resulted in 1,900 injuries and 120 fatalities, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. To improve safety on the state's roadways, the New York Department of Transportation enforces the same safety regulations required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of large trucks. Commercial vehicle operators have more responsibilities than drivers[...]
Can car drivers prevent truck accidents?
Traffic can make driving in New York challenging for anyone, and when you drive a passenger vehicle, maneuvering between and around large trucks may seem intimidating and dangerous. However, according to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, car drivers are responsible for more than 60 percent of the large truck accidents that result in fatalities. Developing an understanding of the major differences in large truck performance on the road may help you to avoid a collision. Driving[...]
Anywhere you look, whether it be on 5th Avenue in New York City or Route 17 in South Carolina, 18-wheelers are a constant presence. They are the only way to transport many things in and around our country due to their size. However, that size can often present a danger and lead to accidents and injuries. One truck accident can cause severe damage and devastaion. The Cross Bronx Expressway, between the Throgs Neck Bridge and the George Washington[...]