It’s not everyday that you see a tractor-trailer dangling on the side of an overpass, but that’s what the scene was Monday in, Gates, New York. The semi crash happened when, Myron Dimon Jr. was headed east on I-490 at exit 390N when he lost control of his truck, flipped it on its side, and sent the cab over the guardrail. It took rescue crews several hours to free the truck from its peril, and the driver was rushed to a hospital with several non-life threatening injuries.
Dimon was subsequently ticketed for unreasonable speed, and unsafe lane changes. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved, and thus the semi didn’t go completely over the guardrail onto the highway below. Fire Chief Jim Harrington stated, “If that tractor section and/or that trailer section been forward more, we would have had a catastrophic event.” Following the tractor-trailer accident, temporary concrete barriers had to be put in place to ensure other motorists were safe to use the ramp. Meanwhile, DOT inspectors are looking at the structure to make sure the ramp was not damaged.
The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorney’s at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with semi truck, and tractor-trailer accidents. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family’s safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.
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