Rye, NY (December 29, 2022) – Around 4:15 a.m. on December 27th, New York State Police were called to the I-287 and I-95 ramps in Rye for a report of a major injury crash between a tractor-trailer and a box truck.
According to a preliminary investigation, Kevin J. Roman, 26, of Levittown, PA, was driving an eastbound tractor-trailer on I-287 when he veered off the road and collided with a box truck that was disabled on the side. Richard K. Bradwell, 65, of White Plains, who was outside the car pouring coolant into the box truck at the time of the incident, lost his life in the crash. Bradwell was taken to Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut due to his life-threatening injuries, but there, he was later declared deceased.
Roman and Jane Murray, a passenger in the box truck, both 62 years old and from White Plains, were sent to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds. Israel Velez, 57, of Bristol, PA, was a passenger in the tractor-trailer and was sent to Stamford Hospital in Connecticut for significant but non-life-threatening injuries.
Troop K BCI, CRU (Collision Reconstruction Unit), CVEU (Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit), and Thruway Maintenance provided assistance to the New Rochelle-based troopers on the site.
The accident is still being looked into at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Richard K. Bradwell 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 Rye wrongful death lawyer 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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