Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 4:57 am
North Lindenhurst, NY (December 17, 2018) – Three people have been hospitalized following a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on Monday afternoon, December 17, according to authorities. The accident which resulted in shutting down a portion of the Sunrise Highway westbound, as well as its service road, happened at around 2:20 p.m.
Police stated that an accident occurred when a cesspool truck that was traveling west along the highway slammed into a vehicle that was directly in front of it, which resulted in a chain-reaction crash. Five vehicles including one that struck a utility pole were involved in the accident altogether. The large crash took place in the vicinity of the junction with Route 109.
According to authorities, emergency medical personnel transported a total of three people to West Islip Hospital to be treated for injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. Police stated that no contaminants spilled on the roadway during the crash.
No further information has been made available as police are likely involved in a thorough investigation into the events that led to this incident.
New York Truck Accidents
Before anything else, we would like to extend our warmest thoughts and prayers to all three victims of this crash. Many times, a New York truck accident can result in catastrophic injuries or death due to the immense size and power of such commercial vehicles. While it can be terribly difficult, it is also essential for victims and loved ones to know that they may have significant rights at this time.
Whether a crash involving a large truck is due to a commercial driver or a mechanical failure, a New York accident attorney can guide you along the complicated path toward obtaining full compensation. At Hach & Rose, we are dedicated to helping the members of our community by supporting victims and their loved ones in any way that we can. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a New York truck accident, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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