Truck Accident

New York Senator Addresses Problem of Bridge Overpass Accidents

by Michael Grant | October 8th, 2012

Oct. 8, 2012 New York Senator, Charles Schumer, recently sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Secretary, Ray LaHood, regarding a growing number of tractor-trailers involved in low bridge strikes as a result of GPS device failures. The Trucker reports the senator reported a “dramatic increase” in this type of accident across his […]

Two Amherst Workers Injured in Collision with Tractor-Trailer

by Michael Grant | October 1st, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012 A truck accident in Amherst was responsible for sending two highway department employees to the hospital this morning. According to an article released by The Buffalo News, the crash happened at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the corner of Mill and Main Streets. Reports indicate the men were approximately 30 feet in the […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Ford Motor Co. For Faulty Fuel Tanks

by Michael Grant | March 16th, 2012

A lawsuit was filed against the Ford Motor Co. Wednesday, claiming that the company sold vehicles over a 10-year period with defective fuel tank linings.

New York state already bans hand-held cell phones while driving

by Michael Grant | December 16th, 2011

December 16, 2011 The National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) recommended on Tuesday, December 13, that drivers be banned not only from texting while driving but also from placing hands-free calls, reports PC magazine. “More than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents,” NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a statement. “It […]

Sleep-starved bus drivers cause too many tragic accidents

by Michael Grant | November 16th, 2011

November 16, 2011 Lives have been lost in the Bronx, in Virginia, in Upstate New York as sleep-deprived intercity bus drivers cause their buses to careen into other drivers and off the road. The National Transportation Safety Board’s report commissioned by Senator Schumer and Representative Velazquez is the latest in a string of wake-up calls, […]

Anti-text messaging bill aims to prevent New York auto accidents

by Michael Grant | November 20th, 2007

November 20, 2007 The Post-Standard reported that a senator is proposing a bill that would fine drivers $100 for sending text messages while driving in an effort to reduce New York car accidents. The bill proposal comes just months after a horrific crash that took the lives of five teenage girls that had graduated from […]