People who drive cement trucks have difficult jobs, particularly when they have to navigate through heavy traffic and concrete overpasses. However, they are still expected to drive in a reasonable manner and to avoid actions that lead to extreme danger. Unfortunately, something went very wrong yesterday when a cement truck hit an overpass and ultimately crashed into a school bus. This Long Island car accident led to the death of the bus drivers and to injuries to six others.
According to the authorities, this Long Island car accident occurred yesterday when the driver of a cement truck attempted to make a turn in Matinecock and wound up hitting a low-hanging Long Island Railroad overpass. That collision ripped of the cylinder from that truck, and the driver lost control of the vehicle as a result. The truck then veered into the path of an oncoming school bus and the two vehicles collided. The bus driver was killed, the bus monitor was critically injured and four children were transported to a nearby hospital. Police are still investigating the situation.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the bus driver who was killed in this Long Island car accident. We also hope that the monitor who was badly injured is able to recover from the harm she has suffered and that the children who were injured make fast recoveries. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If it turns out that the driver of the cement truck was at fault for this Long Island car accident, it could lead to the filing of a New York wrongful death lawsuit against that driver and perhaps the employer of the driver. If such a lawsuit is filed and it’s successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the family of the bus driver that would compensate them for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.