Tractor Trailer Tire Hits Windshield Killing Woman in Port Chester

August 22, 2011 – Port Chester, New York – According to a news story from My Fox New York, a woman was killed when a tire flew off a tractor trailer and hit her windshield on I-95.  The tragic truck accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, August 16, when the truck was heading south on I-95. It is unknown at this time what caused the tire to fly off but it went across the median into the northbound lanes.  Adele Mancuso, 62, of Larchmont, was killed when it smashed into the windshield of her vehicle. Her mother, Constance Casalina, who was a passenger was injured and listed in stable condition.  Police were able to find the driver of the truck, who is from New Jersey, and questioned him. The accident is under continuous investigation.  A truck accident can lead to severe or fatal injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, then you may be eligible to collect compensation. You should consult with a New York personal injury attorney to discuss your case.  According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 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 will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of New York motor vehicle accidents that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Among 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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