Staten Island, NY (July 16, 2020) – A collision involving a large commercial truck left the vehicle overturned and sent one person to the hospital in Staten Island. The accident was reported at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, July 15th, along the Staten Island Expressway.
According to officials with both the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York, the truck overturned on the New Jersey-bound side of the expressway near Clove Road as a result of the crash. Emergency medical technicians with the FDNY transported one injured victim to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze.
At this time, the specific condition of the victim has not been reported. Authorities have not released any information on how many vehicles or people were involved in the accident.
Traffic was backed up to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge as crews worked to clear the wreckage. The exact cause of this accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in New York
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal collisions involving large and powerful commercial trucks rose to peak levels during the year 2017. Trucking accidents in New York, like anywhere else around the country, are persistently severe due to the size and speed of such enormous vehicles, as well as the actions of other drivers. At this time, it is absolutely critical for victims and their families to fully comprehend that they may have substantial rights as they begin moving forward.
In many instances, trucking accidents, especially those that result in the vehicle overturning, are caused by the improper weight distribution of the cargo that the truck is hauling. Additionally, drivers are commonly forced by their employers to cover as much ground as possible throughout the day, which frequently leads to driver fatigue. Whether a trucking accident is caused by actions of an employer, vehicle manufacturer, or another negligent party, there is no reason why victims should be liable for their own suffering at the hands of another person or entity.
Being seriously injured in an accident of any kind is not only painful and scary but can also be overwhelmingly difficult in many ways. We, at Local Accident Reports, understand this. For this reason, we have worked and compiled some of the most useful, helpful, and invaluable resources we could find to aid car accident victims in their recovery. We did this in an effort to help the victims of car accidents get the help that they need to recover and get back to the preferred way of life before their accident.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident, you will need to obtain a copy of the accident police report. Aside from providing injured accident victims with the most helpful resources after a serious accident, Local Accident Reports has teamed up with attorneys across the country who are standing by to provide you with a complimentary copy of your police report and answer any questions that you may have about your accident. Our dedicated injury attorneys are able to tell you if you have the right to pursue legal action against the driver who caused your accident. Call Local Accident Reports today to be connected with a qualified and highly skilled personal injury attorney in your area.
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