Chatham, NY (May 27, 2020) – A big rig operator was seriously injured after his vehicle overturned along Route 203 near the intersection with Route 21B in the town of Chatham. The driver, identified as Kristian Halvorsen, 29, was hurt in the crash on Tuesday afternoon, May 26th.
According to authorities, Halvorsen was eastbound hauling a cement deck structure when his tractor-trailer overturned. The victim was pinned inside the truck for approximately two hours as emergency responders worked to free him from the wreck.
Halvorsen suffered serious leg injuries and was immediately airlifted to Albany Medical Center for treatment. The incident currently remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Kristian Halvorsen and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in New York
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