It is important to follow the rules of the road. These rules are designed to keep drivers safe while on the roads and freeway. However, when a driver fails to follow them, he or she could put the lives of other motorists in danger. Unfortunately, this is what one driver is accused of doing recently after a fatal truck accident in New York.
It is commonplace in many households for families to spend their evenings gathered together in their living room. One New York family recently received a shocking surprise when a cement truck crashed into the living room of their home. The truck accident tragically killed the driver and injured four others. Pending the results of an investigation, the injured victims may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
The thought of losing a child is unbearable for any parent. What many would consider their greatest fear has tragically become reality for one New York family. A recent truck accident has claimed the life of a young boy and left two people grieving the loss of their only son. Criminal charges have been filed, but the family may also have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
For any readers that follow our articles, you will know that we recently posted about some of the common causes of trucking accidents. With over 10,345 trucking accidents in New York in a single year, it is of the utmost importance that the New York state legislature starts to look into reducing these dangerous crashes, and two of the most common causes are driver fatigue and distraction.
Millions of people take to the streets of New York City every day. Heavy traffic is often the result of so much movement in such a concentrated area. New York traffic enforcement agents play a critical role in ensuring the safety of these travelers. For one public servant, a truck accident on a busy midtown street tragically cost him his life.
The federal agency in charge of inspecting commercial trucks and buses has not been doing enough to keep our highways and streets safe, the National Transportation Safety Board says. It's calling for a probe into why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is failing to notice and respond decisively to red flags indicating substandard trucking and bus companies.
Our current society has been criticized for focusing too much on making a profit, spotlighting careers over family and working long hours. Whether one agrees with that statement, researchers have found out that a good work-life balance is beneficial for both health and safety.