Western New York Truck Accident Leaves Woman Injured

by | October 10th, 2012

Oct. 10, 2012

A 64-year-old Boston, New York, woman suffered minor injuries after her vehicle was hit by a runaway dump truck last week. A story from WIVB 4 News says the crash happened at around noon on Friday at the intersection of Liebler Road and Boston State Road.

The New York State Police reported that the 40-year-old driver of a dump truck and trailer carrying heavy equipment was heading down a steep hill along Liebler when the truck’s brakes went out. The truck’s driver had no way of stopping the vehicle when he ran through an intersection and struck the victim’s sedan. The impact of the Buffalo truck accident pushed the woman’s car roughly 600 feet before coming to rest.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital to receive a more thorough medical examination, while the truck driver was uninjured. The accident also caused extensive damage to both private and public property.

Troopers added the truck driver will likely face charges in connection to the truck accident upon the completion of their investigation and inspection of the vehicles.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices say laws are in place requiring commercial trucks to undergo rigorous equipment inspections to help prevent accidents like this. Failure to maintain a vehicle, and the documentation of said maintenance, could result in a driver being found to be both negligent and at fault in the event of an accident.