July 26, 2013
Two people were seriously injured as the result of a recent collision between a tractor-trailer and two passenger vehicles. Reports indicate the Truck Accident Injuries happened at approximately 9 a.m. on July 15, along New York Route 7 outside of Hoosick, New York.
According to the Bennington Banner, the big rig was traveling north along the road at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to negotiate a sharp turn. The truck veered into the oncoming lane of traffic, where it struck two vehicles passing in the opposite direction.
The crash left the truck’s driver and another driver hurt. They were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
The truck driver was later cited for several offenses, including speeding and faulty equipment.
The incident is just one of numerous accidents along this particular stretch of road in recent years. Data indicates 171 crashes have occurred in the area since 2009, with 17 of those collisions involving tractor-trailers.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain regulations are in place to ensure truck drivers operate in a safe manner. However, these rules can be complex and are not always adhered to. The firm urges anyone who has been hurt in an accident involving a tractor-trailer to discuss their legal options with an attorney.