Bronx, NY – Woman Killed in Crash with Two Semi-Trucks on Cross Bronx ExpresswayNY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (November 29, 2022) – A deadly chain-reaction crash took place on the Cross Bronx Expressway in Morris Heights. A driver was killed when her range rover overturned and caught fire after getting sandwiched between two tractor-trailers.
The deadly crash happened around 12:30 this morning, November 29. Local news reports stated the tragic chain of events blocked the westbound lanes of the Cross expressway for several hours. Clean-up crews spent the morning cleaning up the wrecked debris, and the roadway was not reopened until about 12 hours later.
Video footage from the scene shows three vehicles engulfed in flames, including two semi-trucks and a passenger car. Just after 12:30 Tuesday morning, the woman driving a Range Rover rear-ended the back of a tractor-trailer. While she was stopped in her car, she was rear-ended by another semi. All three vehicles then went up in flames.
A witness stated that immediately after the truck struck the woman, the vehicles caught fire. The two truck drivers were able to make it out safely, however, the woman lost her life in the crash.
The impact of the collision was heard by everyone in the area, and the fire was so large that people could smell the smoke from miles away. Authorities in the Bronx continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
New York Truck Accidents
In the state of New York, large commercial trucks, such as big rigs, tractor-trailers, trash trucks, mail trucks, moving vans, and delivery trucks, travel the roadways every single day. It is common to hear about or even see a truck crash occur between a big rig and a car, pedestrian, or bicyclist, especially in areas where traffic congestion occurs, such as Manhattan and the surrounding areas.
Some statistics concerning New York commercial truck crashes in 2019 reported by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research are:
- 21,135 large truck accidents involving passenger vehicles
- 80 passenger vehicle crashes were fatal, and 4,275 resulted in personal injuries
- 16,780 property damage collisions
- 203 large truck/pedestrian collisions
- 23 pedestrian crashes were fatal, 176 resulted in personal injuries
- 79 large truck/bicycle accidents
- 6 bicycle accidents were fatal, 72 resulted in personal injuries
- 60 large truck/motorcycle accidents
- 2 motorcycle crashes were fatal, and 44 resulted in personal injuries
Some common causes of truck collisions in the Empire State include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Dangerous road conditions
Any of the above may result in a truck collision that can have devastating consequences for those involved. Oftentimes, severe injuries or even fatalities result from serious truck accidents in New York.
At Metro Law, we have a long and successful history of representing injured victims and their family members who have suffered from severe and devastating truck collisions. If you have recently lost a loved one in a truck crash in New York, you should contact a Bronx wrongful death attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer can help you collect compensation that can pay for the costs related to your loved one’s crash. Call our law office at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. Our firm fights diligently on behalf of our clients and works tirelessly to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.