School Vehicle and Dump Truck Crash in New York

A New York State Department of Transportation dump truck and a school minivan crashed in an early morning accident which left nine people injured.

Sadly every day on America's streets and highways, thousands of cars, trucks, and van accidents happen. They forever change individuals and their family's lives. New York highways are becoming increasingly crowded with commuter cars, vans, and various kinds of trucks. The roads are very crowded and congested so that serious accidents happen much more often. Truck and van accidents are very different than car accidents, due to their size and weight.

In the early morning in New York, a gray minivan owned by a local school district was traveling west when it drove through an intersection and did not stop at a stop sign, police said. A state Department of Transportation dump truck was heading north on a road when it came up to the minivan. The dump truck tried to swerve but hit the minivan, pushing both vehicles to the side of the roadway. They both fell down an embankment and overturned, investigators reported.

Three departments of transportation employees were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Six staff members from the school district were inside the van and had to be extracted from the vehicle by emergency workers. They were all in serious condition and taken by ambulance to various hospitals in the area, police said.

If the actions of another individual operating an automobile or other motor vehicle were careless, that negligent individual could be responsible for damages. Damages can include a personal injury caused by his actions for any pain and suffering, loss of wages, catastrophic injuries, and medical expenses. To determine the negligence of another, it is important that investigators immediately locate witnesses and obtain statements. A legal professional should coordinate a detailed investigation into the accident and then guide you through a course of legal action.

Source:, "Nine people hospitalized after dump truck and minivan crash in Morrisville, troopers say" Sistina Giordano, Jun. 26, 2013

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