Lowville, NY (November 21, 2018) – Police have now released a few details, as well as the names of the drivers involved in a crash between an SUV and a tractor-trailer that took place on Monday afternoon, November 19. At approximately 1:45 p.m., Mindy Lucas, of Copenhagen, was operating a Chevrolet Equinox when she collided with a tractor-trailer on Dayan Street.
The accident was stated to have taken place between Easton Street and the American Legion located on the aforementioned road. According to authorities, the driver of a tractor-trailer, now identified as Lowell Zehr, of Lowville, slammed on his brakes as he approached a bend in the roadway but was unable to completely avoid contact with Lucas’ SUV.
Zehr sharply veered to the left and ultimately ended up on the front lawn of a nearby house, only a few feet away from crashing into the structure. Lucas was promptly taken to Lewis County General Hospital and then airlifted to University Hospital in Syracuse. She is currently undergoing treatment for serious leg injuries at this time.
Police are continuing an investigation into this incident.
We would first like to send our warmest thoughts and prayers to Mindy Lucas as we preserve hope for her full recovery. Truck accidents in New York frequently prove to be critically injurious due to the size and power of such vehicles. At this time, it is terribly important for the victim to remain focused on her recovery, which also makes the guidance of a sympathetic New York accident attorney immeasurable.
At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is often nothing more challenging than dealing with an unexpected injury. We wholeheartedly believe that when your injuries are inflicted by the carelessness of another person or entity, you deserve the best representation to help recover compensation for your losses. If you have been injured in a New York truck accident, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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