Cambria, NY (May 27, 2021) – Authorities in Niagara County say that one man was killed and a teen boy seriously injured after their vehicle was struck by a box truck in the town of Cambria. The fatal accident happened early on Wednesday evening, May 26th, at the intersection of Saunders Settlement and Meahl Roads.
According to local officials, Paul Baker, 73, of Sanborn, was driving a 2015 Toyota Camry with a 14-year-old male passenger when he made a left turn at the intersection around 5:50 p.m. The Camry was then struck by a 1998 Mitsubishi box truck operated by Kristian Bruce, 49, of Lockport.
Both vehicles were sent off the roadway due to the impact of the crash and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene moments later. Baker was pronounced deceased at the crash site and his teen passenger was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital with unspecified injuries.
Both Bruce and his passenger, identified as Nicholas Bruce, 20, of Orchard Park were released at the scene after receiving treatment for minor injuries. The events that led to the crash remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Paul Baker at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.
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Fatal Trucking Accidents in New York
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities involving tractor-trailers rose to their highest levels in 2017 and such collisions continue to end in a catastrophe on a regular basis. Trucking accidents in New York are commonly severe due to the power of such immense vehicles and are often triggered by such issues as improper loading or poor vehicle maintenance.
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