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3-year-old and Grandmother Fatally Struck by Garbage Truck

3-year-old and Grandmother Fatally Struck by Garbage Truck

Poughkeepsie, NY – A 3-year-old boy and his 72-year-old grandmother were struck and killed by a garbage truck at the intersection of Mary Avenue and Stanley Street in Poughkeepsie. The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022.  

Town of Poughkeepsie Police say a 2019 Royal carting garbage truck operated by a 41-year-old man struck the pedestrians. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The grandmother was taken to Westchester Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.  

Pedestrian Accidents 

Irresponsible drivers cause thousands of pedestrian accidents every year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victims should have their investigative team evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes reviewing: 

  • Vehicle blind spots 
  • Driving records 
  • The rote the truck was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Video from any home surveillance footage on this corner 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of the driver for alcohol and drugs 
  • Any history of the driver with alcohol and drugs 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 
  • Inspection of the intersection 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident 
  • Inspection of road conditions 

Truck drivers have the responsibility to always drive in a safe and attentive manner and be aware of pedestrians. 

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible and have found some common causes of pedestrian accidents include: 

  • Distracted driving 
  • Failure to yield right of way 
  • Speeding 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement 
  • Backing up unsafely 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.  

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – Intersection of Mary Avenue and Stanley Street

 Intersection of Mary Avenue and Stanley Street





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