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Trucker Killed in Albertson Accidents

Emaan Elahi2 years ago

According to Long Island Press, A 53-year-old long-haul trucker from Texas was killed in Albertson, New York when metal beams he was hauling penetrated his cab.

About the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to Police, Javier Tapia, 53, and was driving a Freightliner flatbed tractor-trailer for Illinois-based AAA Freight Incorporated to Oyster Bay when he abruptly stopped in an attempt to avoid hitting a bridge.

Unfortunately, inertia caused the metal beams Tapia was carrying to penetrate into his cab, hitting and killing him.

The fatal accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on Northern State Parkway at the I.U. Willets Road overpass. Authorities believe Tapia mistakenly entered the Parkway from the Long Island Expressway.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2012, 33,571 people lost their lives in auto accidents – a 3.3-percent increase from the 32,479 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2012:
  • Another 2,362,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2012.


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