Man Dead in Collision With Mack Truck in Suffolk
A man died in a crash with a Mack Truck on a busy roadway in Long Island on the morning of Friday, February 25.
The accident occurred in Lindenhurst. According to police, the 57-year-old male victim was driving in his 2001 Dodge Pickup heading east on the Montauk Highway when his vehicle hit a 2009 Mack truck that was backing out of an alley at the time.
The man was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, but he was pronounced dead of his injuries. The driver of the Mack truck did not suffer any injuries. The pickup was impounded for a safety inspection.
Awareness is critical in all circumstances on the road
All drivers are expected to be fully aware of their surroundings at all time on the road to prevent major accidents from occurring.
Drivers entering the roadway must use an appropriate level of caution to determine if the way is clear before proceeding. Even motorists who are heading straight have to be aware of other vehicles that might be entering the roadway, merging lanes, slowing down, approaching from behind or attempting to turn. All drivers should follow the rules of the road at all times and remember that they are sharing the roadway with other motorists as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
Those drivers who fail to properly scan the roadway and avoid potential hazards may find themselves liable for any injuries in the accidents they cause.
If you believe your injuries are the fault of a driver who was negligent in their actions on the roadway, contact an experienced auto accident lawyer at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP to determine the best path forward in your case.