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Truck accident

Three recent commercial truck accidents in New York City have left two people dead and another injured. The truck driver was injured when a garbage truck rolled over in Williamsburg Nov. 16, but truck drivers walked away from fatal accidents in East Harlem Nov. 9 and the Upper East Side…

The State of New York has taken a tough stance against commercial truck drivers texting or talking on handheld cellphones —and not just while their vehicles are in motion. Truckers in New York are banned from using their cellphones even at stoplights or in traffic jams. This law brings the…

Driving for too many hours causes driver fatigue and considerably raises the risk of accidents. This is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set driving limits for truck drivers, known as hours-of-service rules. But catching truck drivers who exceed the legal limit can be tricky. In the State…

A trailer carrying crushed cars came loose from a truck and struck a minivan, killing seven occupants, including four children, on May 29 in Cortland County in upstate New York. The Post-Standard of Syracuse quoted investigators as saying that the minivan driver had no chance to avoid the runaway trailer….

Tractor-trailer accidents cause thousands of deaths and injuries every year. A recent accident on the New Jersey Turnpike involving two tractor-trailers and two box trucks underscores the dangers. One person died and another was injured in the accident, the Associated Press reported. According to the New York State Department of…

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