CDLLife.com reported recently on a fatal accident in New York state that took the life of a 25-year-old truck driver.
The incident occurred Friday, October 2, around 1:00 p.m. in Germantown, NY. Units of the New York State Police were dispatched to a facility belonging to a company called Taconic Biosciences by a report of a serious accident. Troopers determined that a truck driver was assisting his co-driver with loading their truck at the loading dock of the Taconic Biosciences facility when, for an unknown reason, the tractor-trailer rolled backward and pinned the man between the trailer and the loading dock platform.
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While paramedics reacted quickly to arrive at the accident scene, and the driver was immediately airlifted by medical helicopter to a nearby hospital, he succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the unfortunate accident. New York State Police representatives have indicated the accident investigation is ongoing, including a full review of the contributing factors.
The driver’s obituary noted his passion for the career that cost him his life: “In recent years, he found a new love in truck driving. Being able to travel across the beautiful country that he loved. He loved finding the little out of the way treasures, along with the amazing scenic views. He always enjoyed talking about his adventures on the road after every trip.”