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Unsecured Beams from Tractor-Trailer Hit and Kill Motorcycle Driver and Passenger

The DailyGazette.com of Schenectady, NY reported that a man and woman were killed when they were hit by a metal construction beam while riding a motorcyle.

A flatbed tractor-trailer carrying box bean guard rails stopped quickly and swerved to the left to avoid hitting motorcycles stopped on his side of the roadway. That caused an unsecured metal beam to swing out into the southbound lane, hitting and killing the motorcyle driver and his passenger, who were in the area for a motorcycle rally.

Police said there was no indication that excessive speed or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash. However, an investigation continues.

If it is proven that the beam was not secured properly on the trailer, the truck driver in this incident could be held liable, as well as the company he drives for. If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.