Truck Accident Lawyers
Follow Us On Twitter
Social Portals
My Zimbio

CAMBRIDGE, NY – A man was killed and his wife seriously injured Wednesday afternoon, November 10, in a truck accident on a highway in New York State. The deadly incident occurred in Washington County on New York State Route 22, just north of the town of Cambridge, NY. The truck accident area is in the northeast section of the state near the border with Vermont, about 130 miles east of Utica, NY and about 20 miles northwest of Bennington, Vermont.

On Wednesday afternoon 62 year old Legrande H. Dimick of Northville, NY was driving a 2003 Western Star semi trailer log truck through Washington County, NY. The trailer section of the truck was carrying a full load of trees and lumber.


The fatal truck accident occurred at about 1:25 p.m. Wednesday afternoon as the tractor trailer moved north on NY State Route 22. As the semi truck approached the area near the juncture with Washington County Route 64 it encountered a southbound passenger car that had moved into the northbound lane.

According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Department officer, 56 year old James Aldrich, of Cambridge, NY was driving the Volkswagen Beetle that drove into the path of the semi trailer truck. The driver’s wife, 60 year old Deanna Aldrich, was a passenger in the car.

The truck driver, Mr. Dimick, saw the Beetle move into his lane and attempted to swerve to avoid a collision. Unfortunately there was not enough time or space to maneuver and the semi logging truck slammed into the Volkswagen. The force of the truck accident sent the smaller car into a spin and it careened across the highway, finally coming to a stop on the southbound shoulder of Route 22.


View Larger Map

The truck accident also damaged a steering axle on the logging truck and Mr. Dimick lost control of the semi. The tractor trailer went over the traffic lanes and flipped on its side in the grassy area along the southbound side of the highway. The overturn crash momentarily trapped the truck driver but he was able to escape the semi’s cab section.

Washington County officers and rescue teams descended on the site of the two vehicle collision. The driver of the VW Beetle, Mr. Aldrich, suffered fatal injuries in the truck accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was critically injured in the crash and firefighters had to use tools to extricate her from the crushed Beetle. Once free she was taken by medical helicopter to Albany Medical Center where she was treated for multiple injuries including a broken neck. A hospital spokesperson said her condition was serious.

Paramedics treated the truck driver for minor injuries he sustained in the deadly truck accident. He was transported to a hospital in Bennington, VT where he is expected to recover.

The force of the truck accident also damaged one of the logging truck’s gas tanks and an unspecified amount of diesel fuel spilled out onto the roadway. Highway crews would spend several hours cleaning up the fuel and working to keep it out of nearby water systems. Other workers cleared the debris of the collision off the highway.

A heavy duty tow truck was brought to the crash site to get the logging tractor trailer back on its wheels and haul it away. The demolished VW Beetle was also towed from the truck accident scene. Local police expected Route 22 to be shutdown into Wednesday evening while the teams finished their work.

At this time authorities have not issued any tickets or citations and the truck accident remains under investigation.

Often times the truck company and the truck driver will be from other states other than where the accident occurred. Truck accident attorneys often times have relationships with other experienced truck accident lawyers licensed in other states. Gordon, Elias & Seely LLP are licensed in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Washington, DC and have informal relationships with other truck accident lawyers. Visit their NY truck accident lawyer page for more information about New York truck accidents or call toll free 24/7 at 1.800.773.6770.

Comments are closed.

Search Blog