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NY Construction Accident Lawyer: Ladder Falls

When your work involves towering 24 feet or more in the air while working on a ladder, the last thing you are thinking about is slipping or falling. Even when general contractors, construction workers, landscape architects, electricians, and workers in the cable, telephone, utility, fire, and alarm industry take the necessary safety precautions, from time to time, accidents still occur.

Man dies in car accident in New York

One man was tragically killed in the early morning of Oct. 8 after his vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer, according to police. New York State Police responded to the car accident that claimed the life of a 24-year-old man. Police believe weather conditions may have played a role in the accident, but they are still investigating at this time. 

According to the accident report, the victim was traveling westbound on Interstate 90 at approximately 6:00 a.m. when the accident occurred. The vehicle reportedly spun out on pavement rendered wet by rainfall, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then stopped in the middle of the road. 

Teen dead in fatal accident in New York

A teenager who was a passenger in a multi-car crash in Cicero has tragically died, according to local sources. The fatal accident, which happened on Oct. 3, also hospitalized two other people. New York authorities are still in the process of determining what caused the crash, and they have not yet filed charges against the driver involved. 

The accident report says a 16-year-old boy was headed north on Interstate 81 around 6:30 a.m. when, for reasons unknown, his vehicle crossed the grassy median. It entered the southbound lanes, where it struck another vehicle, spun, and struck a third. The force of the impact injured three people, prompting all of them to be rushed to a local hospital. 

One dead, one hurt in New York car accident

One man is dead and a second seriously injured after a wrong-way crash in Cortland County on the morning of Sept. 22, according to local authorities. New York State Police say the car accident involved a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer. It appears the car was traveling the wrong direction when the accident occurred.

The accident report says the 61-year-old driver of the car was traveling southbound on Route 90 when, for reasons unknown, he drifted into northbound lanes. This took him directly into the path of a northbound tractor-trailer, which he struck head-on. The driver of the smaller vehicle was declared dead at the scene of the accident by arriving medical authorities responding to a 911 call.

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