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Car accidents: Cross-over crash kills 1 driver, injures another

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2018 | Car Accidents

An investigation was launched by the Accident Investigation Unit of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office after a recent fatal crash. Drivers in New York State are all-too-aware of the risks of fatalities in car accidents that involve trucks. One such a collision caused the death of one driver and serious injuries to another.

Deputies in the Town of Lockport reported that the accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. on a recent Thursday. Apparently, the accident involved a box truck that was eastbound on a local roadway. The accident report indicates that this driver allegedly failed to remain on the right side of the road, and crossed over the center line.

The box truck smashed into a westbound sedan. The impact of the crash reportedly caused the death of the driver of the car. The box truck driver was airlifted to a medical center in Erie County for treatment of serious injuries. No further information was available, and investigators will likely determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in this accident.

Following fatal car accidents in New York, surviving family members of deceased victims can pursue financial relief if the evidence suggests their loved ones died as the result of the negligence of other parties. Establishing negligence might prove to be a challenging task. For this reason, the services of an experienced wrongful death attorney can be invaluable. A lawyer might launch an independent investigation before presenting the claim in court. If the court determines that one or more parties are liable, it will adjudicate documented claims for economic and noneconomic damages to include in a monetary judgment.

Source:, “Sheriff’s office investigating fatal crash in Town of Lockport“, April 19, 2018


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