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Fuel truck accident sets warehouse full of illegal fireworks ablaze

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Ulster Park, N.Y. - Upstate authorities say a truck driver caused a fiery crash that ignited a warehouse full of illegal fireworks.

The crash happened on Route 9W in Ulster County.

Police said a dump truck driven by 55-year-old Jeffrey Kays made an illegal U-turn and was hit by a fuel truck Tuesday.

Both drivers got out of their vehicles before the fuel truck exploded. But a nearby warehouse owned by a sign company called Ande Rooney caught fire.

Kays was charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed driving.

The company was charged with unlawfully dealing fireworks.

From NY Daily News

New York Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accident Lawyers in New York

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A 13-year-old girl was killed, and another critically injured, in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon, according to state police.

The accident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. on state Route 410, where it intersects with county Route 19, police said.

A Lowe’s delivery truck, operated by Joshua Girard, of Adams, was heading north on Route 19 and failed to see a stop sign at the intersection with Route 410, police said.

The truck entered the intersection and struck a westbound minivan operated by Scott Benson, police said.

Girard’s vehicle continued north after the collision, striking a telephone pole and a large tree.

A passenger in the van, Mykala Benson, 13, was killed. Another passenger, Kendra Kehoe, 13, was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center with critical injuries, police said.

A passenger in the Lowe’s truck, Frank Solivan, and the driver Girard, were both taken to Carthage Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

It could not immediately be learned where either of the Bensons, Kehoe or Solivan are from.

The investigation is continuing.

From The Observer-Dispatch

Car Truck Accident

1 killed in Car - Truck Crash on Snowy NY Road

Attention Truck Injury Accident Victims: If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, don't delay in finding a truck accident attorney to represent your claim. Trucking accidents are not like typical motor vehicle accidents. Special rules and regulations apply to truckers and truck companies, and the damage caused by tractor trailer crashes can be devastating. Slappey and Sadd provide high quality legal services to victims of trucking accidents throughout the United States.

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) - A car swerved out of control and hit an oncoming tractor-trailer truck on a snow-covered highway in upstate New York, killing the driver of the car.

State police say it was snowing when the accident happened at about 8 a.m. Thursday on Route 12B in the Madison County town of Lebanon, about 35 miles southeast of Syracuse.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver wasn't injured.

Troopers will release the name of the victim after relatives are notified.

From WCAX

Flatbed Tractor Trailer Accident

New York Truck Accident: State Police Investigate Fatal Columbia County Truck Accident

Attention Truck Injury Accident Victims: If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, don't delay in finding a truck accident attorney to represent your claim. Trucking accidents are not like typical motor vehicle accidents. Special rules and regulations apply to truckers and truck companies, and the damage caused by tractor trailer crashes can be devastating. Slappey and Sadd provide high quality legal services to victims of trucking accidents throughout the United States.

CLAVERACK, New York -- State Police are at the scene of a fatal truck accident that happened earlier this morning on Route 9H.

Police received a call around 8:30 a.m., saying a pickup truck and a flatbed tractor-trailer had collided near County Route 27, Trooper Carmen Martino of the Livingston barracks said.

The trooper said the local roads were slippery this morning, but the investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Martino said the State Police accident reconstruction team is at the scene and more information will be released when it becomes available. A section of Route 9H is closed while the reconstruction team works.

From Times Union

Tractor Trailer Injury Accident

Police: Semi Truck Driver Watching Porn at Time of Fatal Thruway Crash

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Thomas WallaceState Police have made an arrest in a deadly crash on the Thruway near Pembroke. It happened on December 12 around 11:20 a.m.

Police say the car of 33-year-old Julie Stratton of Snyder was disabled in the westbound passing lane after she struck a deer. While calling police, she was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Thomas Wallace of Ohio. She was killed as a result of injuries sustained in that crash.

An investigation by State Police revealed that Wallace was in violation of the Transportation Law. Police say Wallace was operating the tractor-trailer while keeping fictitious log books, had been on duty for over 27 hours with only four hours of sleep.

Police say Wallace was also using a laptop computer, which was on his lap, to stream pornographic movies while he was driving.

Wallace is charged with second-degree manslaughter and was remanded to the Genesee county Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash/$200,000 bond.

From WHEC

Milk Truck Accident

New York Tractor Trailer Accident

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Sanitation worker Frankie Justich struck and killed by milk truck while on duty in Queens

A city sanitation worker described as "one of the nicest guys on Earth" was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while on the job in Queens Tuesday, cops said.

Frank Justich, 41, had just emptied a trash bin at the corner of 35th St. and Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria about 7:30 a.m. when he was hit by a milk delivery truck and pinned against his rig, authorities said.

"This big truck made a wide turn and just hit him," said witness Chris Trakoshis, 45.

Paramedics arrived on the scene in seconds and frantically performed CPR on Justich, witnesses said, but he didn't survive.

Justich, of Flushing, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens minutes later, cops said.

"He was the greatest human being I ever knew," said Justich's devastated pal Joey Difrenza, 31, a sanitation department supervisor. "I feel so bad for his family and kids."

The driver of the tractor trailer was not charged.

Justich, an 11-year-veteran and married father of 1- and 4-year-old daughters, is the 10th sanitation worker to die in the line of duty since 2002.

"I know the prayers of 8.4 million New Yorkers are with him and his family," Mayor Bloomberg said.

A group of sanitation workers and Astoria residents gathered at the accident scene after Justich was rushed to the hospital, sharing memories of the veteran city worker.

A fellow sanitation worker described Justich as "one of the nicest guys on earth." Justich's subtle gestures of kindness were well-known to the community he served every Tuesday and Thursday, residents said.

"If you walked your dog around here, you knew Frankie," Stella Boyiantzis, 49, said. "He was the nicest person. He even had respect for little puppies to take his dirty glove off to feed my dogs cookies."

From NY Daily News

Tractor Trailer Accident

Tractor Trailer Accident in New York

Attention Truck Injury Accident Victims: If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, don't delay in finding a truck accident attorney to represent your claim. Trucking accidents are not like typical motor vehicle accidents. Special rules and regulations apply to truckers and truck companies, and the damage caused by tractor trailer crashes can be devastating. Slappey and Sadd provide high quality legal services to victims of trucking accidents throughout the United States.

MORRIS -- State police say the first female trooper to die while on duty was driving a cruiser back to the Oneonta barracks from her assignment at a local school when she was killed in a collision.

Police say 31-year-old Trooper Jill Mattice was traveling east on State Route 23 when she collided with the westbound tractor-trailer around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday in the Otsego County town of Morris, 57 miles southeast of Syracuse.

Trooper Nelson Torres says it was a side-impact collision, but the wreck remains under investigation and no other details are being released before a 1:30 p.m. press conference Thursday.

The Cheektowaga native was a six-year veteran and had worked as a school resource officer the past 2 1/2 years.

From WRGB

Garbage Truck Accident

New York Garbage Truck Accident

East Syracuse, NY – Police have closed a stretch of James Street in the village of East Syracuse after a trash truck, owned by Syracuse Haulers, struck a utility pole Friday morning.

It happened around 10:15 Friday at James Street and Allen Street. Police say the driver was trying to back-up and go down Allen Street when he backed up too far and struck the pole. It cracked but did not fall down onto the street. National Grid is at the scene, working on the pole.

A two block stretch of James Street is closed between West Avenue and Schrouder Street.

From WSYR