A massive commercial truck accident in Brooklyn completely blocked an intersection inJuly and left both drivers suffering minor injuries after two 18-wheelers collided. The accident occurred at the intersection of Vandervoort Avenue and Maspeth Avenue in Williamsburg. One of the truck drivers either failed to stop in time or misjudged distances and clipped the other vehicle which was in the process of making a turn. The turning vehicle was hit with such force and at such an angle that it completely turned over on its side.
EMTs arrived at the scene of the crash within minutes and were able to extricate both drivers from their twisted vehicles. Hazardous materials (oil and fuel) had spilled onto the roadway so emergency measures were taken to prevent ignition of these potentially explosive hazards as well. The roadway remained blocked for an extended period of time until a specialized truck with a winch system was able to make it to the location and right the toppled truck.
Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were classified as minor. Both individuals are expected to make full recoveries.
Now, as investigators recreate the truck accident in New York City, they will likely be looking at camera footage and interviewing eyewitnesses to determine which truck had the right of way to be in the intersection at the time of the collision. This is an essential step in the recovery process because the injured parties should look to the at-fault driver, driver’s employer and truck owner to be held liable for all of the damages along with the pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost time from work. Only a proper and thorough investigation will assure the injured parties of a successful recovery. This civil claim is independent of any criminal charges that might be filed in response to this powerful collision.
If you’ve been injured in a collision involving a large commercial vehicle, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer in New York City today. Call The Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 today.