I offer my sincere condolences to the family of the 33-year-old New York man who died Tuesday, November 10 in the town of Concord, New York, yet another family mourning a loved one lost to a tragic big rig wreck.
The accident happened at the intersection of Genesee Road and Springville-Boston Road in Concord. Reports indicate that an 18-wheel truck driven by a 22-year-old Jasper, New York resident ran a stop sign and crashed into the victim’s pickup truck. The results of an initial police investigation indicate that drugs or alcohol were not a factor in this crash. The driver stated that he did not see the stop sign before striking the pickup truck. While the driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries, the driver of the pickup truck died at the scene.
I have experience handling this type of crash. It is essential for motor carrier inspectors, police, and lawyers along with accident reconstructionists to determine exactly what occurred and whether the driver was fatigued due to working hours in excess of those allowed by federal regulations, was on a cell phone, or was otherwise distracted. It is also important to determine if mechanical defects, such as improperly adjusted brakes, were involved. In my experience, truck accidents are not accidents. There is always a reason they happened. Discovering that reason is the task of a skilled truck accident attorney.
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