Queens, NY – Tractor-Trailer Crash with Injuries on Long Island Expy
Queens, NY (March 1, 2023) – A tractor-trailer collision with injuries occurred on a highway in Queens in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 1.
According to Nassau County officials, the accident happened before rush hour on Wednesday morning on the Long Island Expressway. The collision happened in the westbound lanes near the Cross Island Parkway and involved two vehicles. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer was traveling on the highway when it suddenly rear-ended a pickup truck that had a trailer attached to the back. The accident led to extensive damage to both vehicles.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. EMS crews were seen assisting one or more victims who sustained injuries in the accident. It is not yet known how many were hospitalized.
Due to the severity of the crash, all westbound lanes of traffic except for the right lane were blocked. This led to delays until the scene was fully cleared by police.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the parties injured in this accident with hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in New York
Tractor-trailers are known for being some of the largest vehicles on New York highways, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds in some cases. With such extreme sizes, it is really no surprise that severe collisions involving tractor-trailers take place every year within the state. In 2019 alone, it was reported that 21,135 truck accidents took place in the state of New York, leading to serious injuries in over 4,200 people and fatalities in hundreds. Being hurt in one of these accidents can be incredibly overwhelming, which is why injured victims should know their options moving forward.
Should you ever sustain the misfortune of being involved in a large truck accident, you may wonder what options are available for you and your family. Speaking with a Queens truck accident attorney can put you in the right position as you move forward with a claim. An attorney may be necessary during one of these complex claims, as there are many laws that come into play and many parties to be identified as at-fault. These could include any of the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Manufacturers of truck-related parts
- Cargo loaders
It is crucial that you seek the immediate help of a Queens personal injury lawyer soon after your accident so that you can get started on your claim immediately.
At The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C., our attorneys are here to assist you after your life has been upended by a serious truck accident. We want to help you alleviate some of the stress that you may be feeling associated with your claim. Having the help of an attorney can help you navigate the legal system in New York, especially when it comes to the many complexities of truck accident claims. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for an array of aspects. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Queens at (718) 606-4099 to find out what we can do to help you at this time.
Notes: When writing these accident news pieces, our writers rely on secondary sources. These sources are comprised of police and fire accident reports, news reports, and newspaper articles, as well as first-person testimonies from accident witnesses. Because of this, our team at The Tadchiev Law Firm P.C. has not independently validated the information regarding this accident. Please get in touch with our company to have any inaccurate information corrected right away. Please let us know if you want the post to be taken down from our website, and we will do our best to comply.
Disclaimers: In order to prevent being engaged in a tragic accident, we wish to encourage the people in our neighborhood to drive slowly and with caution. This news article is not meant to be a solicitation for business. Any information offered shouldn’t be regarded as professional medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post wasn’t taken at the location of the collision.