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Chautauqua Crash Leaves One Hospitalized

Chautauqua, NY – A crash, involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles, left a 25-year-old man hospitalized around 3 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022. The crash occurred in the westbound lane of I-86 on the Chautauqua Lake Bridge.  

The 25-year-old man was transported to an Erie Hospital. The other drivers, a 63-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, were not injured in the collision. The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

Tractor-trailer Accidents 

Unfortunately, tractor-trailer accidents account for over 500,000 motor vehicle accidents each year. It is critical for anyone involved in a serious crash to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:   

  • Driving records 
  • Video from the truck 
  • Driver overtime records 
  • Blind spots on the truck 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 
  • Route the truck was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Vehicle accident history 
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip 
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol 
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol 
  • Inspection of bridge road conditions 
  • Accident history on the bridge 
  • Video evidence of the crash 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code

Tractor-trailer Accident Attorneys

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in tractor-trailer accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

  • Inexperienced driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Fatigue 
  • Speeding or reckless driving 
  • Congested roads 
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance 
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment 

At The Barnes Firm, we understand a tractor-trailer accident can be a life-changing event. Our trusted and experienced tractor-trailer accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in tractor-trailer accidents get the best result possible. 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 – I-86 on the Chautauqua Lake Bridge

Chautauqua Lake Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

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