Rotterdam, NY – Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash
Rotterdam, NY (April 15, 2019) – A serious truck accident that took place along the Thruway on Monday morning, April 15th, prompted a response from an emergency medical helicopter, according to authorities. The accident, which resulted in an overturned tractor-trailer, was reported to have happened around 10:00 a.m. on a westbound stretch of Interstate 90.
Police stated that the driver of a tractor-trailer became involved in the crash when his semi rolled over in the westbound lanes and ultimately slid down an embankment. The nature of the crash prompted a response from firefighters, police, and paramedics, who also called in a helicopter to airlift the victim. The severely injured driver was flown to Albany Medical Center for treatment.
The cause of this accident is currently under investigation in order to determine liability. No further information has been provided at this time.
Truck Accidents in New York
Our deepest sympathies are wholeheartedly extended to the victim of this serious accident. Unfortunately, truck accidents in New York are frequently fatal or at least catastrophically injurious, especially when more the large truck involved has overturned as a result of the incident. While it can be extremely difficult, it is important for victims to understand that they may have very substantial rights moving forward. This is generally true in the event that the crash was caused by another party or entity such as an employer or company who owns the vehicle.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nearly nothing as overwhelming as 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 injured in a New York truck accident due to circumstances beyond your control, such as mechanical failure or improper weight distribution, please do not hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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