October 25, 2012 – Long Island, N.Y. – The New York Daily News and other media outlets reported that a collision Oct.16 involving a tractor-trailer truck resulted in one fatality on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
According to WBAC Local in New York, on the eastbound expressway around Metropolitan Avenue, a UPS truck and a FedEx tractor trailer crashed. It is unclear at this time which truck struck the other, but it was apparently a rear-end collision.
William Gardner, 50, who was the driver that rear-ended the other delivery truck, was ejected out of the passenger side window. As a result, he was pinned between both trucks and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver apparently lost control after being struck and hit a median. Although no one else suffered serious injuries, it is unclear if the other driver sustained at least minor injuries. Police continue to investigate this fatal truck accident.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, there were 1,200 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm frequently will publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the five boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
The most common types of traffic accidents in New York include:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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