Potsdam, NY (September 21, 2021) – At approximately 11:10 a.m. on Monday morning, September 20th, a fatal two-vehicle accident was reported in the town of Potsdam. The deadly collision took place at the intersection of County Route 34 and New York State Highway 310.
Authorities say that James R. Murray, 78, of Madrid, was driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier east on CR-34 when he approached the area near the highway. Murray then collided with a 1996 International Farm Truck that was heading south on NY-310.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene. EMTs transported Murray to Canton-Potsdam Hospital with severe injuries. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Few other details have been made available at this time. The events that led to the crash remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of James R. Murray 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.
Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal truck accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our Potsdam wrongful death lawyer Michael A. Rose today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.
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 devastation on a regular basis. Trucking accidents in New York are commonly severe due to the power of such immense vehicles. These types of collisions are often triggered by such issues as improper loading or poor vehicle maintenance.
After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York truck accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again.
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