Text Us

Canaan, NY – Update: Authorities Release Identities of Four Workers Injured in Crash with Tractor-Trailer

Canaan, NY (March 26, 2019) – Authorities have released the identities of the four Thruway workers who were injured following an accident with a tractor-trailer on Tuesday morning, March 26th. New details have stated that the crash involved two thruway vehicles and a tractor-trailer along the westbound lanes of Interstate 90, near the Berkshire Spur, at mile marker 23.4.

Police reported that the accident happened around 10:40 a.m. when a tractor-trailer, operated by Sergio Cojocaru, 48, of Philadelphia, PA, moved from the driving lane into a work zone and subsequently struck a Thruway dump truck. The tractor-trailer continued to hit a second dump truck before striking a guardrail and coming to a rest in the median.

Emergency medical crews and police were immediately called to the scene, where they attended to four injured workers. The Thruway workers involved have now been identified as 40-year-old Brian Toniatti, of Poestenkill, 29-year-old Lukas Poucher, of Ghent, 40-year-old Jeremiah Case, of Hudson, and 40-year-old Timothy J. Blake, of Nassau. All four injured parties were transported to Albany Medical Center with injuries that have been classified as non-life-threatening.

According to police, Cojocaru has been issued tickets for violating the move over law, as well as other traffic and vehicle violations. No further details have been released.

Truck Accidents in New York

Canaan, NY – Update: Authorities Release Identities of Four Workers Injured in Crash with Tractor-Trailer

New York truck accidents and other work-related injuries occur nearly every day and often result in critical or fatal injuries. Before moving forward, we would, first and foremost, like to extend our deepest sympathies to all four injured workers, as we preserve our highest hopes for their full recoveries.

At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is almost nothing as overwhelming as recovering from a sudden injury, and we have made it our mission to hold negligent parties and other entities liable for the pain and devastation that they cause. Our dedicated accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have regarding your involvement in a personal injury incident.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident or suffered any form of a work-related injury in New York, please do not hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.

Note: Secondary sources were used to create this piece and, because of this, the information included has not been independently verified. If you notice a factual issue with our posting, please bring it to our attention and we will correct or remove it as soon as possible.

Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


SEO for Lawyers