Syracuse Truck Accident Injures Three People

by | November 21st, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles that occurred earlier this week was responsible for leaving three motorists injured. According to a story from CNYCentral.com, the crash occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on Monday evening, in the westbound lanes of I-690, near the West Street exit in Syracuse.

The 47-year-old tractor-trailer driver told officers with the Syracuse Police Department that another vehicle cut his truck off as he was traveling down the highway. He was then forced to abruptly switch lanes. The driver failed to yield to traffic already in the lane, colliding with a Dodge minivan driven by a 31-year-old woman and carrying two male passengers. The impact of the Syracuse Truck Accident caused the tractor-trailer to also hit a 2002 Pontiac Firebird being driven by a 22-year-old Lancaster, New York, man.

While the three occupants of the minivan were taken to a local hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries, neither the truck driver nor the Firebird’s operator was hurt in the crash.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 500,000 truck accidents occur in the United States each year, with roughly 100,000 of those crashes resulting in injuries.

That is why the Syracuse Auto Accident Attorneys with William Mattar Law Offices would urge anyone who has been hurt in an accident with a commercial truck to contact an attorney immediately.