Lindenhurst, NY – Delivery Truck Crash at Rte 109 and Straight Path

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Lindenhurst, NY (December 16, 2020) – Around 6:55 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a serious truck accident occurred at a Lindenhurst intersection.

According to police, the accident took place at the intersection of Straight Path and Route 109 when a Toyota Corolla was headed southbound. The vehicle entered the intersection at the same time as an International delivery truck.

The driver of the Corolla, identified as 37-year-old Jose Cortez-Vargas, was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. The truck driver, identified as a 26-year-old man, was not injured and remained at the scene of the crash.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Truck Accidents in New York 

Because trucks are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, they are capable of causing some of the worst harm in the event of an accident. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, approximately 121 fatalities stemmed from truck accidents in New York in 2017. Many other accidents lead to serious injuries every year like spinal cord injuries, TBIs, broken bones, and more. If you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.

The aftermath of a truck accident can impact your life in many ways. The truth is, many of these accidents can be prevented but continue to take place due to the negligence of others. Truck accidents can happen due to recklessness on behalf of many parties including truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, cargo loaders, and more. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you likely have questions about your case. You should always seek the immediate help of a car accident attorney in New York who has handled truck accident claims in the past.

For years, our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those injured in serious truck accidents. We believe that you should never have to stand alone as you work toward results in your case, especially if this is your first run-in with the legal system. If you have been hurt in an accident that is not your fault, please contact a New York truck accident attorney that you can rely on at 516-484-4010 for more information.

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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.