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Three Tractor-Trailers Involved in Van Buren Traffic Accident On New York State Thruway

For many, the winter holiday season means family gatherings and, as a result, the season also means increased traffic on New York State roadways. An increase in automobile traffic, as well as commercial vehicles used to transport presents and merchandise this time of year, can cause the State’s highways and byways become more crowded and, in turn, more dangerous to travel. We here at Bottar Law, PLLC want to wish everyone a happy holidays and take this opportunity to ask our readers to be careful when driving to see loved ones this year, because winter weather and increased traffic can be a dangerous mix.

The Post-Standard reports that a major accident occurred yesterday on the New York State Thruway in Van Buren. After an initial investigation, the New York State police found that a semi-truck jackknifed near Exit 39 on the Thruway on December 7th and blocked all of the westbound traffic. Within moments, a second and third trailer collided with the first truck, setting fire to one big rig. Two of the drivers were injured and taken to the hospital after law enforcement arrived at the scene, and thankfully neither driver sustained life-threatening injuries.

This news story illustrates how dangerous driving amongst tractor-trailers can be, and serves as a warning to drivers everywhere. Because of their size, semi-trucks can do serious damage to other motorists, and accidents often occur due to driver negligence. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you should contact a New York truck accident attorney immediately The aid of an experienced lawyer can be invaluable in getting you compensated for your injuries.

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse personal injury attorney, contact Bottar Law, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at

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