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One Fatality and One Serious Injury Reported in I-86 Collision

One Fatality and One Serious Injury Reported in I-86 Collision

Almond, NY – A head-on collision occurred between 2017 Dodge Ram and a 2021 Ford tractor-trailer on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. The accident happened on I-86.

According to New York State Police, the Dodge Ram was travelling eastbound in the westbound lane when it stuck the tractor-trailer head-on. The driver of the Ram was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was injured and transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy Flight.

Truck Accidents 

Truck accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people each year in the United States. In this horrible accident, the family of the victim should have an independent legal investigation performed to preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:

  • Driving records
  • Video from the truck
  • Phone and texting records of the driver
  • Route the truck was traveling
  • Recent maintenance history
  • Driver accident history
  • Vehicle accident history
  • 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

Truck Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in car accidents get the best result possible. While handling various accident cases, our attorneys have gained experience that has helped them identify some of the most common causes of car accidents:

  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Fatigue 
  • Alcohol or drug involvement  
  • Inexperienced driving  
  • Aggressive driving  
  • Speeding  

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm today. 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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