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Two Big Apple Circus performers were in a vehicular accident that left their pickup truck overturned and their camper dangling off the overpass on I-287 in Mahwah, New York. Both women escaped injury.
According to CBS News (9.18.13), the trapeze artists, also known as The Mongolian Angels, somehow lost control of the vehicle. The pickup truck was towing a camper when both vehicles overturned and separated.
Both women were OK, following the accident, reported CBS News. They also did not cause harm to anyone else.
The accident is under investigation.
When a truck fishtails, it means the rear end of the vehicle that’s moving forward swerves from side to side. If a truck does this, it is out of control and its momentum can be enormous. The mass of the truck can skid across multiple traffic lanes and injure or kill any motorists in its path.
Causes of fishtailing may include improper loading, speeding, road conditions, or a combination of all three.
If a vehicle as large as a truck runs into a car or motorcycle, the results can be catastrophic, if not deadly. People involved in car accidents or motorcycle accidents involving a truck usually suffer massive damage that may result in permanent damage and disability. Drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles can suffer from broken bones, traumatic brain injury, internal injuries, spinal cord and neck injuries, and other accident injuries. They can also be killed on impact.
The mismatch between a truck and a smaller vehicle often means that the auto or motorcycle driver will suffer serious or fatal injuries in the event of a collision.
Individuals who were injured in a truck accident in New York, should contact the lawyers at The Perecman Firm. A truck and auto accident lawyer should have experience in investigating, negotiating and litigating serious vehicular accidents. For example, the law firm should be able to call on an expert who understands just how and why a flatbed trailer may fishtail in one direction at high speeds and in the other direction at low speeds.
More than 3,500 people are killed in truck accidents in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).