According to city authorities, the truck accident that happened just after midnight last Thursday claimed the life of a 53-year-old male.
The police department and a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a report an accident involving a big rig. When they arrived on the scene, they found EMS medics trying to resuscitate an unresponsive male who was lying on the side of the road.
The 55-year-old driver of the semi was obviously disturbed as he spoke to police. He was not physically injured. According to his report, he was driving southbound in the outside lane at approximately 50 mph when he noticed someone “come out of nowhere and crouch in the road.”
He immediately swerved into the inside lane in an effort to avoid him, but the pedestrian stood up and was struck by the truck.
The truck driver pulled over as quickly as he could and ran back to the victim who was lying unresponsive in the roadway. He also saw a brown dog lying in the road as well. It is unknown if the dog belonged to the victim or not. It’s possible the man was trying to save him.
The Queens truck driver called 911 and told the dispatchers that he was going to drag the body off the roadway and onto the shoulder to keep himself and the injured man safe from other passing vehicles.
The EMS medics said the man had no signs of life when they began to work on him. A Lawyer said that the 53-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene with “massive physical trauma caused by the crash.”
The Justice of the Peace, who happened to be on the scene, did not order an autopsy and did not request a blood sample from the driver. The trucker, however, volunteered his blood, which was taken at a local hospital. The results of the testing will go to the Department of Public Safety. No one involved in the case expects any negative findings.
Even though there were “no indications of any type of driver impairment,” the driver has probably saved himself against litigation by volunteering his blood, an Attorney from Staten Island said. He will lay any claims to rest that he was at fault in this situation.
When something happens on the roadway and you are not given enough time to react quickly enough to save someone’s life or property damage, the possibility exists that you will be sued for damages. Contact a New York Truck Accident Attorney to represent and defend you and your actions. You can rest assured that they will find