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Tractor Trailer Hits Syracuse Child On Interstate Route 81 Near Hancock Airport

Earlier today, a tractor trailer traveling north on Interstate Route 81 (I-81), in Syracuse, New York, struck a twelve year old boy who was attempting to cross the highway. The accident occurred near Interstate Route 81 (I-81) exit number 28, for Taft Road, which is an exit north of Syracuse’s Hancock Airport.

According to witnesses, the boy entered the shoulder of Interstate Route 81 (I-81) and proceeded to run in front of the tractor trailer. The boy was transported to University Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. A portion of Interstate Route 81 (I-81) was closed after the accident.

Statistically, every sixteen minutes a person is injured or killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer, big rig, or 18-wheeler. Surprisingly, most tractor trailer accidents occur during the week (88%), during the daytime (75%), in good weather (71%), on dry roads (71%).

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of car and truck accident cases, including tractor trailer accidents. If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

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

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