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Feb 28, 2013 |

THREE INJURED IN A TRACTOR-TRAILER COLLISION

Feb 28, 2013 - Truck Accidents

Accidents can result in numerous victims regardless of the number of vehicles involved. A truck accident clearly involves a massive vehicle that could create a hazardous accident site for any vehicle or passenger involved in the incident. Not only does the size impact the magnitude of the accident, but it also affects the intensity of the collision. A vehicle being struck by a tractor-trailer or a semi-truck can receive severe damage and passengers involved can be seriously injured.

A couple and their 1-year-old were involved in a truck accident in Chautauqua County. The collision occurred during the early morning hours when the three area residents traveling in a pickup truck crashed into a parked tractor-trailer. Due to poor visibility, the driver of the tractor-trailer had stopped on Interstate 86 in the eastbound lane. Emergency crews responded to the scene of the accident and assessed everyone involved. The driver and two passengers of the pickup truck were all transported to the hospital for injuries suffered from the collision. The truck driver did not sustain any injuries.

The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. Liability has not been determined, but could fall upon either party depending on the circumstances. If there was poor visibility and the truck driver did not take proper precautions, the driver of the tractor-trailer could be found liable. A person injured in an accident like this might have a personal injury claims. Expenses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, damages, lost wages and rehabilitation could be covered by the claim.

Truck accidents can result in serious and even critical injuries. The financial burdens that result after a truck accident can be large, especially if injuries require intensive medical treatment and a lengthy recovery.

Source: The Post-Journal, “Three Sent To Hospital Following I-86 Accident,” Feb 21, 2013

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