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Tractor Trailer Crash Near Utica Closes New York State Thruway

Two tractor trailers crashed on the New York State Thruway just north of the city of Utica, in Schuyler, New York (approximately 60 miles east of Syracuse and 200 miles northwest of New York City). Both truck drivers were injured.

According to Utica New York tractor trailer accident lawyers Bottar Law, PLLC, an eastbound tractor trailer (2004 International) being operated by a Lockport, New York man experienced mechanical problems. The problems caused the tractor trailer to stall in the road at which point in time it was rear ended by a tractor trailer operated by a Tennessee man. After rear ending the back of the first tractor trailer, the second tractor trailer lost control and crashed into trees lining the highway.

The New York State Thruway tractor trailer collision caused the first big rig to spill debris on the roadway, including a load of pallets. The roadway was closed by the New York State Police until the debris was cleared. Both drivers were transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Utica. No tickets were issued.

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