9-Year-Old Boy Injured In Queensbury Snow Plow Truck Accident on Luzerne Road By Tuthill Road
QUEENSBURY, NEW YORK (December 1, 2019) – A Town of Queensbury plow truck was involved in a car accident that injured a 9-year-old boy by Luzerne Road and Tuthill Road.
Queensbury police are saying that a total of three vehicles were involved in the accident. A snow plow truck was driving east on Luzerne Road when the driver lost control due to slippery road conditions.
The plow truck hit a 2016 GMC Arcadia traveling west and injured a 9-year-old boy in the back seat. The truck continued after the first accident and then hit a 2006 Subaru Impreza.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims. The 9-year-old boy was transported to the Glenn Falls Hospital in order to receive treatment.
An investigation into the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Queensbury Truck Accidents
Wet and slippery roads account for 73% of all car accidents caused in part by inclement weather. According to the American Journal of Public Health, “Rates of crashes on slippery roads, and ratios of crashes on slippery roads to crashes on dry roads, were greatest among the youngest drivers. Among those aged 16 to 19 years, logistic regression analysis showed significant, independent risks associated with excessive speed for conditions.”
Commercial vehicles are typically much heavier than smaller cars and they can take significantly longer to stop. Every driver must operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. This means slowing down in times of snow, rain, sleet or reduced visibility. Slippery roads are in no way anomalous and should be anticipated by drivers. Drivers should expect their to be ice on the roads and they should also expect that they won’t always be able to see it.
If a snow plow driver loses control of their vehicle and causes an accident they will typically be held at fault. If the driver was working at the time of the collision the company or county that employed them will typically be held at fault. Under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior employers are typically liable for the negligent conduct of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. FMCSA guidelines require commercial trucks to carry between $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage. In many situations accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. It’s important to continue to seek follow up care. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Queensbury Plow Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of those injured in this car accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. Someone could have easily been killed.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.