Police Searching for Dump Truck Involved in Hit-and-Run

Officials in Suffolk County, New York are searching for a dump truck they believe was involved in a hit-and-run incident that left one man seriously injured on February 14, according to NewsDay.com. The truck accident occurred on the Long Island Expressway just east of Exit 51.

Gloria Montoya was driving her 2013 Honda Accord eastbound on the expressway when she was rear-ended by a late-model silver dump truck that was attempting to switch lanes and pass her. The Honda struck the concrete divider in the center of the expressway and eventually crashed into two other vehicles traveling in the HOV lanes, according to a statement released by the police.

William Broer, 83, was driving one of those two vehicles in the HOV lane and was air lifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries. Montoya was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The dump truck fled the scene without stopping.

“There was considerable damage all throughout the car,” said Dix Hill First Assistant Police Chief Robert Fling. “There was debris all over the place.”

There is no excuse for any motorist to flee the scene of an accident under any circumstances. Please contact our firm today for a free consultation if your or a loved one was involved in a truck accident.

Tip of the day:  If you are involved in an accident on the highway, look outside your vehicle for oncoming traffic before getting out.

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2 Responses to Police Searching for Dump Truck Involved in Hit-and-Run

  1. We hope that the truck driver was eventually apprehended. This accident should be a reminders to all motorists that they should never leave the scene of an accident without contacting authorities and helping injured parties receive medical attention. Drivers who flee accident scenes face severe penalties, even if the crash was more the fault of another motorist.

  2. Edgar Law Firm Edgar Law Firm says:

    Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious offense that can make bad situations much worse for negligent parties. If the driver of the dump truck is found, he or she could not only be held liable for the damages and injuries suffered by the people involved in the accident but may also face additional charges for fleeing the scene. Motorists should never leave the scene of an accident without making sure that all injured parties receive medical attention.

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