Harrison, NY – Nathan Montalvo, 42, Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-287 between Exits 9a & 8eNY/NJ Legal News
Harrison, NY (January 20, 2023) – A fatal traffic accident involving a semi-truck is being investigated by police in Harrison, Westchester County. The crash was reported around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18.
The victim was identified as 42-year-old Nathan Montalvo, a Guilford, Conn. resident. The driver of a van narrowly escaped being crushed by the truck when it plunged from an overpass onto Interstate 287 between exits 9a and 8e.
The van’s driver was identified as Aris Guerrerro, a 37-year-old from West Hempstead. The incident remains under police investigation at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Nathan Montalvo.
New York Truck Accidents
Throughout the nation, about 5,000 people lose their lives per year in truck accidents. A percentage of these fatalities occur in the state of New York. In many cases, negligence plays a part in these collisions. Numerous cases exist where truck collisions occur due to drivers who are intoxicated, distracted, overly fatigued, or engaging in otherwise negligent activities.
For example, truck drivers who switch lanes without first checking their blind spots are risking the lives of other drivers as well as their own. In fact, fatal truck crashes caused by drivers who switch lanes happen all too frequently.
Some truckers believe they can simply merge into traffic without consequence. However, this is rarely the case. Each time a truck driver switches lanes without checking their mirrors, they’re putting everyone around them at risk for severe injuries or even death.
Not only do trucks take much longer to stop than smaller vehicles, they also have large blind spots. This means that if a truck driver fails to leave enough space between them and the vehicle in front of them, they could easily cause a rear-end accident.
Of course, not all truck collisions happen due to the negligence of the truck drivers themselves. Sometimes, the driver of a passenger vehicle may cut off a truck, forcing the trucker into oncoming traffic or completely off the road. However, even in these situations, it’s important for the truck driver to utilize caution and not danger others by driving erratically.
If your loved one lost their life in a fatal truck accident caused by a driver who failed to take proper safety measures, it is important to seek legal help as soon as you can after the accident. A skilled Harrison wrongful death lawyer can help you learn more about your existing legal rights and the legal options that you possess moving forward.
At Metro Law, our prominent truck accident lawyers have over 40 years of experience with wrongful death cases in New York and can help protect your rights after the loss of your loved one. Our team of experienced attorneys will work diligently to provide your family with the justice you deserve. We offer free consultations so call us at 800-469-6476 today, so you can speak with one of our attorneys concerning your legal rights and options. Contact our team today to get started on your case.
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.