Bronx, NY – Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on Major Deegan Expy

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Bronx, NY (May 21, 2021) – On Friday morning, May 21, a fatal tractor-trailer crash took one victim’s life on a highway in the Bronx.

According to officials, the crash occurred in the southbound lanes of the Major Deegan Expressway around midnight. A man was driving his BMW sedan in the area when his vehicle collided with the back of a tractor-trailer for reasons that are not yet known. The BMW became lodged under the truck, which led to severe damages.

Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The male driver of the BMW, as well as his female passenger, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was not injured and remained at the scene to cooperate with the police.

Southbound lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Truck Accidents in New York 

New York sees more truck accidents each year than many other states within the entire U.S. In fact, in just one recent year’s time, it was determined that approximately 10,000 truck accidents happened in New York, with more than 5,000 people sustaining injuries. Though truck drivers are expected to be some of the safest drivers on our roads, these collisions still occur in the blink of an eye every year. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should seek the immediate help of an accident attorney.

Truck drivers spend a long period of time on our roads, which is why New York truck accidents are likely to occur. This is because drivers are more prone to speeding to their destinations or falling asleep at the wheel. These claims can be incredibly complex, which is why injured victims may have a variety of questions when they cannot handle a claim on their own. If you have lost somebody you love in a truck accident, you should seek the immediate help of a wrongful death attorney.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have dedicated ourselves to helping those who have lost loved ones in truck accidents in New York. We understand how traumatic your losses can be and offer our help when you need it the most. We will assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for the help you deserve.

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.