Dylan Halbert Genesee Falls: Dylan Halbert of Canaseraga Killed In Genesee Falls Semi-Truck Accident By State Route 19A and Denton Corners Road
GENESEE FALLS, NEW YORK (January 3, 2020) – A 25-year-old man identified as Dylan Halbert has tragically died in a tractor trailer truck accident by the intersection of State Route 19A and Denton Corners Road.
New York State Police are saying that the accident took place around 5:30 a.m. on December 6. For reasons that remain under investigation a semi-truck driver failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and ran through a stop sign.
The tractor trailer collided with a car driven by Dylan Halbert. Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
Mercy Flight took Dylan Halbert to the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester so that he could receive treatment. Despite life-saving measures the victim later died on December 17th.
The driver of the semi-truck has been charged with failure to yield, driving without a license and driving without insurance. An investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Genesee Falls Tractor Trailer Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to yield the right of way to other vehicles when approaching a stop sign. According to New York Vehicle Code 1142, “Except when directed to proceed by a police officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop as required by section eleven hundred seventy-two and after having stopped shall yield the right of way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection.” There are a number of factors commonly associated with fatal truck accidents including:
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
Fatigue, in particular, is one of the most common factors associated with semi-truck accidents. Truck drivers are put under an enormous amount of pressure to complete their routes on time. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Driver fatigue may be due to a lack of adequate sleep, extended work hours, strenuous work or non-work activities, or a combination of other factors.” Truck drivers are legally allowed to work up to 14 hours in a single day.
All truck drivers must get and maintain a commercial license. It is against the law to drive a truck on a suspended license. If a truck driver hits another vehicle while failing to exercise due care 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.
The family of any victim that died in a semi-truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of love. It’s important that evidence is properly preserved and collected after an accident. Most commercial trucks have event data recorders (EDRs) that can shed a great deal of light on what a truck driver was doing prior to an accident. A truck accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and get you the answers that you deserve about what went wrong.
Investigating A Genesee Falls Semi-Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our deepest condolences to the family of Dylan Halbert. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Genesee Falls police department. It is completely unacceptable that this truck driver was out on the road with allegedly no insurance and a suspended license. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help make this intersection safer.