Semi trucks can be intimidating to others on the road. However, they are needed for the transportation of goods, so they are not going away anytime soon. Sadly, truck accidents are a common occurrence in New York and across the country. It is believed that truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in quite a few of these incidents.
An elderly gentleman was severely hurt after being struck by a big rig in New York. This trucking accident reportedly occurred the afternoon of July 8, in Queens. As of the latest report, charges have not yet been filed in this case.
A New York man has been charged for his role in a fatal crash. The car accident reportedly occurred June 7. According to police, this individual was driving in the wrong direction when his vehicle slammed into another vehicle.
It is not uncommon for drivers to get tired when behind the wheel. It happens to just about everyone, especially when driving long distances. Pulling over, taking a break or getting some rest is recommended in order to keep oneself and others with whom one shares the road safe. Of course, there are also medical conditions that can cause drivers to experience extreme fatigue if not properly treated. In New York and elsewhere, commercial truck driver fatigue, in particular, is a major public safety concern, and the medical condition known as sleep apnea has been linked to this serious issue.
Commercial semi truck accidents occur fairly frequently in New York and elsewhere. Sadly, the outcomes for victims generally result in fatalities or severe injuries. Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are particularly common following a truck accident, and the effects of this type of injury are typically life-changing.
Auto collisions in New York and elsewhere occur for a number of reasons. Some are purely accidents, while others are the results of negligent actions of one of the drivers involved. A truck accident is no different. When a crash with a commercial truck happens, it is okay to wonder if the truck driver's actions led to the wreck and if that individual and/or his or her employer may be held accountable for any damages one has sustained.