Nichols, NY (March 19, 2019) – The man who was struck by a tractor-trailer while working last week was reported to have tragically died Monday night, March 18, according to authorities. Dennis “Matt” Howe, of Owego, was involved in a work-related accident on last Wednesday, March, 13 on Route 17 in the town of Nichols.
Police stated that Howe had been driving a DOT truck with a crew doing safety work along the highway when the truck was hit by a tractor-trailer. Police and emergency medical crews were called to the scene where they immediately transported Howe to Robert Packer Hospital in Pennsylvania to be treated for serious injuries.
After being hospitalized for nearly a week, Howe sadly succumbed to his injuries on Monday night. The truck driver was ticketed for violating the move over law. On Tuesday, March 19, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff on all government buildings in honor of Howe.
Before moving on, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and friends of Dennis “Matt” Howe during this tragic and devastating time. New York truck accidents such as this one may also be considered a construction accident, and the importance of safety on our highways cannot be overstated at this time. Truck accidents, particularly those involving work trucks and tractor-trailers are often fatal or critically injurious due to the sheer size and power of such vehicles.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as overwhelming as dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one. As members of the community, our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member in a New York truck or work-related accident due to the actions of another party, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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