As a Western New York truck accident and personal injury attorney practicing in Buffalo, I remain concerned when a crash involving a large truck, such as this waste disposal vehicle which could have seriously injured others, crashes due to speeding. This waste disposal truck crash on March 1, 2012 in the Town of Ellery was found by investigators to be cause by excessive speed. The Pro Waste Garbage Company truck exited the off-ramp at an imprudent speed and the driver over-compensated when it started to veer off the road way, as reported by the Buffalo News.
Crashes such as these can be avoided simply by following basic safety rules and operating procedures. Even with more attention than ever on truck safety, incidents like this remind us that hazards continue to exist on the roadway. Please drive defensively and keep in mind that exit/entrance ramps can be one of the most dangerous places on the roadway.