A motor vehicle crash involving a large truck has more deadly potential based on the size and weight ratio when compared to passenger cars, trucks and SUVs. Often in New York, the victims are the ones in the smaller vehicles. Accidents may also become a danger to first responders and other officials, and could even affect other people in the area.
A recent truck crash became a serious hazard to local residents and rescue personnel when the tractor trailer caught on fire after a collision with another vehicle. The flames may have been the result of a fuel leak, according to some sources. However, the official investigation by the Department of Transportation has not yet been completed, so the cause of the blaze and other factors in the accident are still unknown.