Akron Big Rig Accident: Semi-Truck Accident During Strippit Strike Injured Three People Near Building Gate On Clarence Center Road
AKRON, NEW YORK (February 10, 2020) – Three people were injured in a semi-truck accident during the a strike at Strippit along Clarence Center Road.
New York police officials are saying that the collision occurred around 8:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a tractor trailer truck was attempting to gain entry into the building and hit three people.
The truck driver then continued past the gate. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision. The driver of the semi-truck was charged with reckless endangerment.
Three people at the Strippit Strike were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Akron Semi-Truck Accidents
Generally speaking, truck accidents are usually caused by a combination of different factors. According to the FMCSA, ” Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions. Other elements may take place immediately before a crash, such as a decision to turn in traffic, a tire blowout, or snow.” In particular, semi-trucks tend to have very large blind spots that can obscure the location of pedestrians.
All truck drivers have a legal responsibility to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to New York Vehicle Code 1146, “If such driver of a motor vehicle causes physical injury while failing to exercise due care in violation of subdivision (a) of this section, then there shall be a rebuttable presumption that, as a result of such failure to exercise due care, such person operated the motor vehicle in a manner that caused such physical injury.” Truck drivers are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. Victims of semi-truck accidents tend to suffer from very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
- Head trauma
Any person that is injured in a semi-truck 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. The FMCSA requires commercial trucks to carry between $750,000 – $5,000,000 worth of liability coverage depending on what they are carrying. Unfortunately, truck companies will often fight vigorously to deny liability for any accident. A truck 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 An Akron Semi-Truck Accident
We at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims who were injured in this accident at Strippit, Inc. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Akron police department as they continue their investigation. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have happened. The company that owned this truck should come forward and take responsibility for what has taken place. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of all who have been affected.