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Train Collides With Tractor-Trailer

Train Collides With Tractor-Trailer

At 9:20 a.m. in the morning on Thursday February 23, 2023, a train collided with a tractor-trailer in Haverstraw, New York. Video captured the moment of impact at the scene. Investigators reported that the tractor-trailer got stuck on the train tracks for an unknown reason, causing the train to slam into it. The collision occurred at Railroad Square near New Main Street. The truck was split in half and was loaded with supplies to a destination nearby. The driver of the truck managed to escape the vehicle with the help of a police officer just before the impact. 

Witnesses who were at the location looked in shock as the train approached the tractor-trailer. An operator was unaware that the train was approaching and only got out of the train after being alerted by police. Fortunately, no one at the scene suffered any injuries. Police officers also stated that the train was not carrying any hazardous or toxic materials at the time of the accident. 

The accident involving the tractor-trailer and train are a reminder that accidents involving trucks can be disastrous. If you have been in an accident involving a truck, such as a commercial truck or dumpster truck, do not wait to contact a lawyer so that you can learn about what kind of legal services that you can receive. With their assistance and guidance, you can increase your chances of obtaining the compensation that you are entitled to get as a personal injury victim. 

How A Lawyer Can Help You

With a lawyer who assists other clients who have been in truck-related accidents at your side, you have a lot less to worry about regarding your legal case. Any legal matter should be carefully considered, but if you are dealing with a complex personal injury case, especially one involving a truck, you want to make sure that you have the proper legal assistance. A lawyer with many years of legal experience understands the process of filing a personal injury claim and they are familiar with the many laws that apply to truck-involved accident cases. With a lawyer there for you, you can be more educated about the law, your legal rights and what legal strategies will be most favorable to your case. 

Choosing not to consult with a lawyer comes with risks. You may end up making critical mistakes that can further delay your case progress, or even weaken your personal injury case. Do not take the risk and be sure to speak with a trusted and qualified lawyer about your situation. 

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The accident involving the tractor-trailer and train could have easily resulted in serious injuries. Many people who have been in similar situations have not been so fortunate. If you have been in an accident and suffered injuries, talk to a lawyer who understands New York truck accident laws, like one from Truck Law, so that they can examine your case and see if you are eligible to recover compensation. Find out what damages you may be able to claim by speaking with a lawyer immediately to discuss your accident case.