• January 03, 2023

Richard Bradwell Killed in Truck Accident on I-287 in Rye, NY

Rye, NY — December 27, 2022, 65-year-old Richard Bradwell died after being hit by an 18-wheeler on the side of Interstate 287 in Rye.

Authorities say the incident happened around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday on eastbound I-287. Preliminary investigation suggests Bradwell was outside of his box truck adding coolant to its engine when an eastbound tractor-trailer allegedly left the roadway for unknown reasons and hit him and the box truck on the shoulder.

Bradwell was critically injured and died at a Connecticut hospital a short time later. A passenger in the box truck and the 18-wheeler driver were taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.

Some may feel that even the few clear details in preliminary reports are enough to say who's to blame; if one truck left the road and hit the other on the shoulder, what more is there to know?

It could be that things are essentially as simple as a momentary but costly driver mistake, but in many cases there's more to it than a once-over from law enforcement recognizes. Contributing factors like road conditions, malfunctions or defects in the 18-wheeler, light levels and visibility, other traffic in the area, and many other variables still need investigation--both to learn the whole story and to ensure none of them might be used later to deflect attention away from the wreck's real cause.

I don't know more than reports convey, and it's not my goal to complicate things or point fingers. I just strongly feel that when a man loses his life in a potentially-avoidable accident, it's important to find out exactly how and why that occurred. The people who lost a loved one deserve no less.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.