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New York truck crash and fire injure three

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.

Although there were no casualties in the crash, two people were transported to a nearby hospital, and another suffered burns that were being treated at a burn center. One of the victims was a firefighter. The efforts to extinguish the blaze lasted several hours, and the smoke entered some apartment buildings adjacent to the expressway where the accident happened.

Whether a crash occurs because of a mistake the operator made, or the careless actions of a motorist, injuries may be worse if the truck has maintenance issues. People who are hurt in a truck accident involving a vehicle malfunction or another issue relating to a third party may want to contact an attorney to make sure those who are responsible are held accountable for the damages.

Source: CBS New York, “Tractor-Trailer Bursts Into Flames After Crash On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway,” April 21, 1017

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