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.
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.
A tragic truck accident in New York City has claimed the life of an unidentified man last month. The collision happened around 7 AM near the intersection of Webster Avenue and East 193rd Street in the Bronx. Police investigating the fatal pedestrian accident haven't yet released many details but it appears as if the victim was crossing the street when the truck drove into him.
Two people were killed and three others injured earlier this month when an SUV collided with a box truck on the George Washington Bridge. It appears as if all the victims were members of the same family. The investigation into this terrible truck accident in New York City is still ongoing, however, police have released the names of the people killed in the crash: 40-year-old Hector Pedercini and his 5-year-old daughter Marianna.
A deadly crash involving multiple vehicles on the Cross Bronx Expressway claimed the lives of three victims late last month. The early morning truck accident in The Bronx happened just before six on the morning of December 27th when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer stopped short to avoid running into a car ahead of it. A second big truck following close behind failed to stop in time and crushed a pickup truck between it and the first truck. The massive force of the collision pushed the first truck into the rear of a sedan-driving the car up onto the concrete median divider.
A sanitation truck caused a fatal pedestrian accident in New York City earlier this week which claimed the life of 56-year old Jodi McGrath. According to published reports, Mrs. McGrath was crossing the street at the intersection of First Avenue and East 92nd Street on the Upper East Side just after 4 AM on March 15th when a sanitation truck crashed into her. The commercial truck accident in Manhattan appeared to be relatively insignificant at first.
A tragic truck accident in New York City has claimed the life of a young woman in town for the weekend. 48-year old Elise Lachowyn was in New York for the North American International Toy fair when she was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing the street. The accident occurred along 11th Avenue near West 37th Street at roughly 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday February 15th.
A Queens woman was killed while crossing the street late last month. 61-year old Nancy Ventura was crossing College Point Boulevard mid-morning on January 22nd--just one block from her home--when she was struck and killed by a cement truck. There are conflicting reports as to whether this latest commercial truck accident in Queens could have been avoided.
A driver delivering produce to the Hunts Point Produce Market was killed in a truck accident in the Bronx early on the morning of August 30th. The man, 63-year old Hussain Abbas, had parked his vehicle and exited an instant before he was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer which was backing up. EMS arrived on scene immediately and took the injured man to Lincoln Hospital. It's unclear if Mr. Abbas actually ended up beneath the vehicle or he was simply struck and fell down but reports show he was suffering from "severe body trauma." Doctors were unable to save his life.
A tragic taxi accident in Brooklyn late last month left the driver of a delivery truck dead. The accident occurred at the corner of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues when a green cab and a Daily News delivery vehicle collided. The truck was headed southbound on Nostrand Avenue, making a right turn onto Flushing when the taxi cab entered the intersection and struck the truck at high speed. The truck rolled over from the force of the blow, ejecting the driver.