Colonie, NY – One Killed in Collision Involving Tractor-Trailer on Thruway

Colonie, NY – One Killed in Collision Involving Tractor-Trailer on Thruway

Colonie, NY (October 21, 2021) – One person died in a collision between an SUV and a tractor-trailer on the Thruway on Thursday, October 21st.  

The accident took place at about 10:00 a.m. when the operator of an eastbound tractor-trailer lost control and veered across the median, through a guardrail, and into oncoming traffic where it crashed head-on with an SUV and subsequently jackknifed.

The driver and sole occupant of the SUV died at the scene. 

The two occupants of the tractor-trailer were transported to a local hospital with injuries classified as non-life-threatening.

The investigation and cleanup of the crash shut down all westbound lanes until about 3:30 p.m.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending family notification.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Head-On Collisions in Colonie

Colonie, NY - One Killed in Collision Involving Tractor-Trailer on Thruway

Head-on crashes are most often caused by a vehicle crossing over the centerline or median and colliding with an oncoming vehicle. A head-on collision can also take place when the driver of a vehicle knowingly or unknowingly enters a roadway from the wrong direction. 

Even though head-on crashes are not particularly common, when one does happen, the injuries that it inflicts are generally critical or fatal. Based on the speed and size of the vehicles involved, those involved in a head-on accident can be subjected to severe brain and head injuries or spinal cord damage that causes quadriplegia or paraplegia. 

Other injuries commonly associated with head-on accidents involve broken bones throughout the body and other serious internal injuries.  

There are numerous reasons that accidents like this happen, such as driving under the influence, distracted driving, roadway defects, passing on a two-lane road, unexpected lane changes due to disabled vehicles of construction zones, vehicle malfunctions, and loss of control from driving at excessive speeds. Head-on crashes on interstates are extremely dangerous because of the high rate of speed at which the vehicles are traveling.

If you or a family member was injured or killed in a head-on accident, it is important to hire an attorney who routinely litigates head-on car accident cases and is willing to explore all potential avenues for recovery. 

Colonie Personal Injury Attorney

Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Colonie has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.

Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents. 

When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney in Colonie as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

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 have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be 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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.