Early in the morning on August 8, 2012, a Jeep hit a garbage truck after disregarding a stop sign. The impact from the Jeep was so powerful that the garbage truck was flipped onto its side. One was pronounced dead while several others were injured.
The driver of the Jeep who was under the influence of alcohol, was driving through Bensonhurst at the intersection of 20th Avenue and 61st Street when he hit the garbage truck. The garbage truck then flipped onto its side.
The driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries while his passenger, forty five year old John Larocca died from his injuries. As for the two passengers in the garbage truck, they suffered injury and are in stable condition.
This accident shows how it is possible for a smaller vehicle to actually overturn a larger vehicle when it is speeding. The driver of the Jeep is lucky to have survived, seeing as the impact was so powerful.
If you are a semi-truck driver, a garbage truck driver, or anyone who drives a larger vehicle, it is important to realize that you aren’t invisible. You are just as susceptible to a tragic accident as anyone else and should you ever be in one, call a Bronx accident attorney for representation for your case. You may be able to collect compensation for your losses.