Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 10:14 pm
Schroon Lake, NY (May 10, 2019) – New State Police officers were summoned to the scene of a serious tractor-trailer accident that took place at approximately 3:41 a.m. on Friday morning, May 10th. According to authorities, the crash happened along Interstate 87, near Exit 27, for reasons that have not been verified.
Police stated that the tractor-trailer being driven by 58-year-old Robert D. Baggs, of Peru, had been heading north along the interstate when the semi exited the roadway. The truck, which had been hauling U.S. mail, overturned onto the driver’s side, subsequently pinning Baggs in the cab.
Emergency medical responders were immediately sent to the scene, where they extricated the victim. Baggs was promptly transported to Glen Falls Hospital to be treated for abrasions to his left leg, according to police. Baggs was ticketed for failure to use a designated lane; however, the cause of the accident is likely under investigation at this time.
Truck Accidents in New York
Our sincere sympathies are actively extended to Robert D. Baggs. Unfortunately, truck accidents in New York are frequently fatal or at catastrophically injurious, particularly because of the sheer size and power of such vehicles. While it can be terribly difficult, it is essential for victims to understand that they may have substantial rights moving forward. This is generally true in the event that the crash was caused by another party or irresponsible entity such as manufacturer or employer.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nearly nothing as challenging as recovering from an unexpected injury, and as members of the community, our accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have been hurt in a New York truck accident due to circumstances beyond your control, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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