Two Truckers Injured as a Result of Syracuse Crash

by | July 27th, 2012

July 26, 2012

Two Canadian truckers are lucky to be alive after being involved in a Syracuse Truck Accident early this morning. According to an article from The Post-Standard, the crash happened just before 12:30 a.m. this morning, on a northbound I-81 bridge, just north of the I-690 east ramp.

Reports indicate that the 53-year-old truck driver was heading north along the highway when, for an unknown reason, his truck left the roadway and struck a guardrail. The tractor trailer went over the bridge’s abutment in the process, leaving the truck’s cab dangling more than 25-feet off the bridge. The cab eventually broke free from the trailer and slammed to the ground below, trapping both the driver and a 52-year-old passenger inside.

Both men were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.

While officers issued the truck’s driver a ticket for unsafe movement from his lane, detectives are still examining the trailer section of the vehicle for defects as part of the ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.

The Syracuse Auto Accident Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices say that trucking companies who supply derivers with a truck have an obligation to ensure that all of the equipment that drivers use is safe and well maintained. Failure to do so can be considered negligent and could result in the trucking company being found at fault for an accident.