Truck Accidents Archives

Commercial Truck Accident in New York City Leaves Road Closed for Hours

A commercial truck accident in New York City late last month left a section of the BQE closed for hours while FDNY struggled to put out a massive blaze and then clean up the mess left behind. Reports state that around 3:30 on the morning of April 27th a box truck that was traveling east on the Brooklyn Queen Expressway unexpected flipped over on its side near Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn. The truck immediately caught fire, belching clouds of thick toxic smoke into the air and bringing traffic along the Eastbound section of the BQE to a standstill.

Commercial Truck Accident in New York City Claims Woman's Life

An elderly woman was killed in a commercial truck accident in Brooklyn earlier this month. The victim, a 67-year-old resident of Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood was struck near the intersection of Bay Parkway and 86th Street just after 4 in the morning. The truck was a privately owned sanitation truck.

Truck Driver Facing Criminal Charges After New Year's Eve Pedestrian Accident in New York City

A man was arrested by NYPD officers earlier this month after fatally striking a pedestrian crossing the road on New Year's Eve. The pedestrian accident in Harlem happened at around 5 in the afternoon on New Year's Eve day at the intersection of E. 125th Street and Madison Avenue in East Harlem. Witnesses say the truck, a commercial glass repair vehicle, stayed at the scene of the accident until NYPD officers arrived.

Truck Accident in New York City Claims Life of Young Man

A young man with a promising future was tragically killed in a fatal truck accident in New York City earlier this month. The 25-year-old aspiring pro wrestler was riding his bicycle near the end of the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem on November 9th when he was struck by a dump truck. The driver left the scene of the crime though it's not certain whether he knew he struck the cyclist at the time of the accident.

Bicyclist Critically Injured in New York City Truck Accident

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being run over by a garbage truck in Gowanus earlier this month. The terrifying truck accident in New York City happened on September 9th around 10 PM at the intersection of 12th Street and Third Avenue. The victim was riding an e-bike when a garbage truck making a left turn smashed into him. The victim suffered massive head trauma and was rushed to a nearby hospital by EMS workers.

Truck Accident in Brooklyn causes Thousands of dollars in Damages and Narrowly Avoids Injuries

A devastating truck accident in Brooklyn left a stretch of street looking like a warzone after the driver lost control earlier this month. The truck was traveling down Russel Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn around 3 in the morning on February 5th when it suddenly slid out of control and smashed into several parked cars, finally coming to rest against the façade of a family's home.

Commercial Truck Accident in Queens Leaves 3 Injured

A terrifying commercial truck accident in Queens left three people injured earlier this month. The crash happened just before 1PM on January 28th. The armored truck appears to have run a stop sign. The massive truck then smashed into a BMW at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 200th Street. The truck was traveling at such a high rate of speed that it actually flipped over onto its side before coming to a stop on top of the BMW.

Truck Accident in New York Leaves Pedestrians Injured

A truck accident in New York left multiple pedestrians with non-life-threatening injuries and 42nd Street covered in a mess of debris earlier this month. Witnesses to the crash say that a truck hauling a trailer loaded with three driverless vehicles lost control along a stretch of 42nd Street and smashed into a scaffolding, sending pipes, planks, and other debris raining down onto the sidewalk and street. One person walking along the sidewalk suffered minor injuries and was transported to Bellevue Hospital. Another was injured as well but refused treatment at the scene.

Garbage Truck Accident in New York Leaves Man Dead

A fatal garbage truck accident in The Bronx claimed the life of a man around 5:15 on the morning of November 7th. Reports from the accident scene claim the victim was walking across the street beneath an overpass near the intersection of Jerome Ave. and East Gun Hill Rd. in the Norwood neighborhood of The Bronx. He was struck and killed by a garbage truck on its morning rounds. Rescue crews arrived within minutes but there was nothing they could do for the man.

Truck Accident in Residential Neighborhood Highlights Danger of Mobile Cranes

A scary truck accident in a single family home's driveway last month shined a light on just how dangerous mobile truck-based booms can be especially when in the hands of inexperienced operators. Usually crane accidents in NYC involve lost loads or toppling booms at construction sites. However, there are thousands of smaller, truck-based cranes in the city that are used to deliver construction materials, reach rooves of smaller homes, or de-limb trees. Truck accidents in New York City involving these small cranes are rare but can be devastating.

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