Liverpool, NY (December 7, 2018) – A tractor-trailer crash resulted in critical injuries and an ammonia spill on a thruway in Liverpool on Wednesday evening, December 5, according to authorities. The crash took place on Interstate 90, just east of Electronics Parkway shortly after 5:00 p.m.
Police and emergency medical crews were immediately sent to the scene of the crash which shut down the eastbound lanes of the interstate between Exit 37 and Exit 38 for a period of more than three hours. The crash occurred when the 61-year-old operator of the truck that was hauling 8,000 gallons of ammonia rolled over for reasons that have not been stated.
Whether or not any other vehicles were involved has not been verified, however, only the tractor-trailer operator was reported injured in the accident. The victim was promptly rushed to a local hospital where he has been listed in critical condition. Crews were still working to clean up the spill as of late Thursday morning.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of this accident in order to determine liability.
Before anything else, we would like to offer our sincere stand most heartfelt sympathies to the victim of this accident as we warmly wish for his healthy recovery. Many times, a New York truck accident can result in catastrophic injuries or death, considering the size and power of such a large vehicle. While it can be terribly difficult, it is crucial for victims to realize that they may have significant rights at this time.
Whether a crash is due to another motorist or a mechanical failure, an experienced New York accident attorney can guide you along the often complicated path toward compensation. At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to helping the members of our community by assisting victims and their loved ones in any way we can. If you have suffered serious injuries in a New York truck accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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