Kyle Willis Died In Fatal Accident After Another Truck Driver Hit His Disabled Vehicle That Was Pulled Over To The Side Of The Road
CUBA, NEW YORK (April 8, 2018) – A 41-year-old truck driver was killed in an accident on the 96 highway when his vehicle was hit by another big rig around 5:30 a.m.
Police in Cuba New York have been able to identify the man that died in the tractor trailer crash as Kyle Willis.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision in order to treat Kyle Willis for his injuries. He was rushed to the Olean General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
It remains unclear what may have caused the victim’s truck to become disabled.
LIABILITY IN TRUCK ACCIDENTS
When a truck driver is injured or killed in an accident, they or their family will normally be able to seek worker’s compensation. In addition to worker’s compensation a truck driver may also be able to file a third party liability claim against any other companies that may be responsible for the accident. For example, if a truck driver is killed due to the negligence of another truck driver that may give rise to a third party liability claim. There should never be any reason why a truck hits a disabled vehicle. Truck drivers are trained to see and avoid obstacles in the road. If a truck driver is unable to stop in time to avoid an accident, that is usually evidence that they were distracted or driving too fast.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to read about the terrible truck accident in Cuba that killed Kyle Willis. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they continue to mourn this loss. There needs to be an investigation into what happened so that steps can be taken in order to prevent similar accidents. Accidents like this are completely unacceptable. There is so much technology which companies could use in order to prevent this from happening. Forward collision avoidance systems and well trained drivers could potentially eliminate accidents like this in the future. Trucking companies should invest their resources into making their vehicles safer for the sake of everyone else on the road.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced truck accident attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you are looking for answers after an accident, need help getting a police report or just have questions about your rights, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.