Gates Garbage Truck Accident: Ambulance Involved In Gates Garbage Truck Accident Spencerport Road Near Manitou Road
GATES, NEW YORK (November 13, 2019) – Multiple people were injured in a garbage truck accident that involved a car and an ambulance on Spencerport Road Near Manitou Road.
Gates police are saying that the ambulance collision with the garbage truck took place on Tuesday morning. Authorities are saying that the garbage truck pulled over to collect trash when another vehicle tried to get around it.
The car clipped the corner of an ambulance causing it to flip over in the middle of the road. Video of the crash shows that the road was covered in snow.
Paramedics rushed to the scene to take the driver of the car to the hospital. An investigation into the Gates garbage truck accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Garbage Truck Accidents
According to IIHS, “A total of 4,102 people died in large truck crashes in 2017. Seventeen percent of these deaths were truck occupants, 68 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 14 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of people who died in large truck crashes was 30 percent higher in 2017 than in 2009, when it was the lowest it has been since the collection of fatal crash data began in 1975. The number of truck occupants who died was 52 percent higher than in 2009.” Garbage trucks can be particularly dangerous due to their large blind spots.
It’s important for drivers and pedestrians to be extremely vigilant around garbage trucks. If a garbage truck operator causes an accident the company that they work for may face civil liability. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the negligent conduct of their employees – insofar as those employees are working within the course and scope of their job duties. A number of studies have found that private garbage trucks are more likely to be involved in accidents as opposed to city owned vehicles.
Any person that is injured in a crash with a garbage truck may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, garbage truck companies will often fight hard to deny liability for an accident. A garbage truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Gates Garbage Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this accident. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent additional accidents like this. It’s so important that all drivers slow down now that the roads are covered in ice.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a garbage truck accident you may have legal recourse. 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 and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at 212-471-5106.