Three People Injured In Batavia Fire Truck Accident With A Fertilizer Truck On Ellicott Street
BATAVIA, NEW YORK (March 9, 2020) – Three people were injured in a fire truck accident with a fertilizer truck along Ellicott Street.
New York police officials are saying that the accident took place around 12:45 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a fire truck heading northbound collided with a fertilizer truck heading southbound.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims. Multiple people were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Batavia Fire Truck Accidents
There are a number of factors that can contribute to truck accidents. According to the FMCSA, “Motor vehicle crashes are complex events. Usually they involve two or more vehicles. 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.” Accidents are rarely caused by a single factor.
Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles must use their lights and sirens when responding to an emergency. Still, even when fire trucks are responding to an emergency they must exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. Any person that is injured in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Batavia Fire 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 police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened. Someone could have easily died. As personal injury attorneys and consumer safety advocates it is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.