Nov. 5, 2012
Tractor-trailer accidents are becoming more common across the United States. The numbers are especially disturbing in New York, where 11,672 truck crashes were recorded by the New York Department of Highway Safety in 2010 alone. Experts say a 20 percent rise in the number of tractor-trailers on the road is likely by 2020, with a relative increase in the number of fatal and serious accidents involving these vehicles expected as well.
An article from WGRZ 2 News touched on one of the recent tragedies caused by a tractor-trailer accident. The crash happened at around 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 along Transit Road. Reports show an Amherst couple was traveling northbound on the road in a van when a tractor-trailer traveling in the opposite direction suddenly veered into their lane and struck their vehicle head-on, coming to rest after striking several buildings. Both passengers of the van were killed instantly as a result of the impact from the Buffalo Truck Accident.
Investigators are currently examining the truck driver’s log books, inspecting the truck for mechanical failures, and have taken a blood sample from the driver to determine what contributing factors may have led to the crash.
The Car Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices understand that tractor-trailer operators are regulated by their own policies. That is why our law firm is here to help if you have been injured in a crash with a commercial truck.