On Wednesday evening, a minivan and a semi-truck crashed and exploded in a fiery collision. This happened in the Ohio area on Highway 275. The truck accident took place approximately 5:45 p.m. as fire trucks and their crews rushed to the scene in order to clear the accident scene.
The fire truck and its crews told a policeman that at least one lane remained closed for a long time. Workers were called to scene to remove the debris and the media also came to the scene to report the accident. Bridge inspectors arrived on the scene the next day to make sure that the highway was safe for other travelers.
Some witnesses reported to the police that the semi-truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 275. They reported that it seemed as if the driver could not control the vehicle and therefore the vehicle began to swerve while hitting the guard rail. Suddenly fire exploded from the truck as soon as it came to a stop. Semi Truck accidents like this one are common on the Long Island Expressway in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The LIE seems to be the kind of road that promotes accidents where the moving vehicle hits a guard rail and spins out of control.
An observer believes that the truck had about 250 pounds of diesel fuel. Because of the explosion the minivan was forced to go in front of the truck and land fifty feet on the overpass. Both passengers and driver from the minivan were taken to the hospital, where they received care for the injuries. One of them seemed to have been in critical condition. Fortunately for the driver of the semi truck, he escaped the truck accident, with only minor injuries. However, he was still taken to a hospital to be checked out. Firefighters were able to put out the fire before any major damage was done.
A New York Truck Accident Attorney will defend you in court if you have any type of case related to a truck accident. If you are in a truck accident, don’t take it for granted that everything will be OK. Seek the help of a New York Truck Accident Attorney so that you can have the kind of defense in court that you need for adequate compensation