Trooper Dies From Injuries in Tractor-Trailer Collision
In Amsterdam, New York, the state police say that a trooper died from his injuries after his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on the Thruway in Mohawk Valley. According to reports, the driver was in his parked car behind a vehicle that he had pulled over for speeding.
While he was writing the ticket for the speeder, he was hit by a tractor-trailer that rear-ended his vehicle and then toppled over, hitting the second vehicle and ending up on top of it. The car driver is in fair condition after the incident, and the truck driver was not injured in the crash. The police officer died on Tuesday in an Albany hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. According to reports, alcohol and weather both did not play a role in the case.
The trooper who died in the incident was a nine-year veteran with the squad who leaves behind a wife and two children. The family is doubles devastated at the death of their loved one who was harmed while working on the job. If you are injured in a car accident or if you were harmed while working, then you need to seek personal injury or workers’ compensation as soon as possible. The family of this loved one has the ability to seek compensation from the trucker who caused the accident, the trucking company, and possible even the New York State Police for worker’s compensation benefits.
If your loved one was killed in a work-related accident and you are not certain where to turn, then don’t hesitate to contact the lawyers at the firm today to learn more. If you want more information you can certainly discuss your situation with a lawyer at Greenberg & Stein. The New York personal injury attorneys at this firm will explore your options and determine whether or not you can target a liable party.