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Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged with DWI after Major Crash

Southampton, NY – Tractor-trailer driver, 42-year-old Wuilmer Barrios, was arrested after causing a 6-car crash on County Road 39 at Tuckahoe Road in Southampton. Barrios rear-ended two vehicles around 4:55 p.m. on March 29, 2022, causing a chain reaction, resulting in 6 vehicles colliding. 

Barrios was charged with a DWI, leaving the scene of a crash, and aggravated unlicensed driving. Some passengers were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Tractor-trailer Accidents 

Unfortunately, truck 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 
  • Where the driver was drinking
  • How much alcohol was in the driver’s system  
  • Blind spots on the truck   
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • Route the truck was traveling  
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Determination if road signage is up to code  
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip  
  • Determine if pavement markings are clear and up to code  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report  
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of freeway road conditions  
  • Accident history on road 
  • Video evidence of the crash  
  • Eyewitness accounts of the crash    

Tractor-trailer Accident Attorneys 

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced and trusted attorneys have helped more than 50,000 clients get the best result possible and have found that some common causes of tractor-trailer accidents include:

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

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 – County Road 39 at Tuckahoe Road

County Road 39 at Tuckahoe Road

 

 

 

 

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