Oct. 1, 2012
A truck accident in Amherst was responsible for sending two highway department employees to the hospital this morning. According to an article released by The Buffalo News, the crash happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Mill and Main Streets.
Reports indicate the men were approximately 30 feet in the air, working from a bucket lift attached to their truck while attempting to take down a banner on a street pole. That is when witnesses state a tractor-trailer traveling east along Main Street struck the side of the Highway Department vehicle, causing it to tip over and throw the men from the bucket.
Both workers suffered serious injuries as a result of the Buffalo truck accident and were rushed to the Erie County Medical Center for treatment.
Investigators are still looking into the accident and have not indicated whether or not the driver of the tractor-trailer will be charged in connection with the incident.
Research conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that a majority of the roughly 6,000 truck accident fatalities and injuries were the result of a truck driver’s error.
Statistics like this are why the Car Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices would encourage anyone who has been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle to speak with an attorney before accepting an insurance company’s settlement.