Colonie, NY (February 8, 2021) – A police deputy was seriously injured following a collision with a tractor-trailer that was reported on Central Avenue in the town of Colonie. Officials with the Colonie Police Department say that it happened around 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning, February 8th.
According to the CPD, the diver of an Albany County Sheriff’s vehicle, identified as 30-year-old Sergeant Deputy Joseph Lachetta, was in the vicinity of the Colonie Plaza shopping center when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a turn into the entrance. The semi collided with the police vehicle and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene a short time later.
Fire department personnel extricated Lachetta from the vehicle and transported him to Albany Medical Center. He is currently listed in serious condition.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured and reported to have cooperated with authorities. The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with all parties who were affected by this truck accident.
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Truck Accidents in New York
In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that life-ending traffic collisions involving large trucks rose to peak levels. Data confirms that truck accidents in New York are often fatal, and many are unexpectedly caused by no fault of the victim but by issues such as poor vehicle upkeep and prolonged stopping distance. Following such an overwhelming incident, it is important for victims and bereaved loved ones to know that they may have the right to be compensated for their suffering.
Being involved in a serious truck accident can have a devastating impact on a victim’s life. Not only are truck accidents in New York terrifying, but they often leave victims to deal with overwhelmingly painful injuries that will impact the quality of their lives in many ways.
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