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One Dead After Tractor Trailer Hits Dump Truck

North Hills, NY – A collision between a tractor trailer and a dump truck occurred on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 36 on Saturday, July 9, 2022.  

According to police, the dump truck was rear-ended by the tractor trailer, causing it to overturn. The 59-year-old driver of the dump truck was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  

Tractor Trailer Accidents 

Unfortunately, tractor trailer accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year. In this devastating accident, the family of the victim should 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 the driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of road conditions  
  • Accident history on this roadway 
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • All eyewitness account of the crash  
  • Determination if pavement markings are clear and up to code  
  • Determination if roadway signage is 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 truck accidents and have found that some common causes include:  

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

If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer accident, contact an experienced tractor trailer accident attorney at The Barnes Firm for a FREE consultation. 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.   

 

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