Posted on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 10:27 am
Queens, NY (May 25, 2019) – On Tuesday, a crash took place involving a sanitation truck that caused one damaged vehicle and debris strewn all over the roadway.
The accident took place at 21st Street, which led to an eight-vehicle pileup. Police said the damages were so bad and dirt was strewn everywhere and it looked like a “war zone” with some vehicles ripped to shreds.
Police confirmed that the driver of the sanitation truck lost control of his vehicle, slamming into a parked car around 7:00 p.m. that evening and causing the accident. Police believe that the garbage truck driver was backing up and did not realize that there were vehicles behind him.
One of the people involved in the accident suffered injuries but has since been released from the hospital and is expected to be okay.
The 39-year-old driver of the sanitation truck stayed at the scene of the accident. He told officers that he hit the gas even though he was trying to hit his brakes.
The investigation into the accident continues.
Truck Accidents in New York
We would like to first extend our sincere sympathies to the party injured in this serious truck accident with the hopes that they will make an expeditious recovery. Thousands of truck accidents take place across New York every year leading to hundreds of hospitalizations and fatal results in some tragic cases. There are many laws that regulate and dictate what happens following a New York truck accident, which is why it is absolutely imperative to speak with an attorney in the midst of your accident case.
Our attorneys at Hach & Rose understand how difficult it can be to move forward after a truck accident and have taken on the responsibility of helping clients during one of the most challenging times of their lives. If you have fallen victim to a truck accident that you believe took place due to reckless actions, you have rights to compensation but should act quickly to retain these rights. Please contact us today to find out what we can do for you at 212-779-0057.
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