Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 at 6:11 am
Hamden, NY (January 30, 2019) – A man was tragically killed in a truck accident after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed and overturned on Tuesday night, January 29. According to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. along Highway 10 in the town of Hamden for reasons that have not been confirmed.
Authorities stated that the truck driver, identified as 77-year-old James L. Updyke, of Homer, had been heading north when the truck failed to negotiate a curve properly and subsequently veered off the road. The tractor-trailer continued to strike a utility pole and a tree before overturning.
The crash which occurred near East River Road prompted responses from police and emergency crews who arrived at the crash site to find Updyke severely injured. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Police are likely to be continuing an investigation into the events that led to this incident in an effort to determine what caused the crash.
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Our kindest, deepest, and most genuine condolences are extended to the loved ones of James L. Updyke, first and foremost. After any truck accident in New York that was not the fault of the victim, it becomes extremely important to understand that the bereaved family may have substantial rights to follow.
Our compassionate New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose realize that there is nothing as tragic and upsetting as the sudden loss of a loved one. We are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time as we understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that often occur in the aftermath of a sudden accident. If you have lost a loved one in a New York truck accident due to another party or entity, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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