• April 12, 2022

Boy Killed, Woman Injured in Garbage Truck Accident in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie, NY -- April 11, 2022, a boy was killed and a woman was injured due to an accident where a garbage truck hit them along Stanley Street.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Stanley Street and Mary Avenue.

According to initial reports, a 72-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy were in the roadway when a Royal Carting Garbage truck reportedly hit them. Due to the collision, the boy sustained fatal injuries. The woman had reportedly serious injuries.

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the collision are unclear.

Commentary on Garbage Truck Accident in Poughkeepsie

There are obviously very important details left out of these initial reports. Short of some unusual circumstances regarding visibility, though, this appears to have happened in a residential area during daylight hours. How exactly does a responsible truck driver not see people in the roadway?

Boy Killed, Garbage Truck Accident stanley mary avenue Poughkeepsie, NY

Well, either something unusual happened here the truck driver couldn't account for, or the truck driver wasn't being responsible. Checking things like cell phone records, footage from a dash cam or a nearby security camera, witnesses, the history of this company's accidents, the driver's training record--these can all be crucial pieces of evidence to shine a light on how this indescribable tragedy occurred. There may need to be steps taken to ensure no other family has to suffer the same consequences that happened here.

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