Legal news for New York motor vehicle accident attorneys— New York mother of two was killed by distracted truck driver.
Buffalo, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — A mother of two children was stranded on the side of the New York State Thruway, when she was suddenly hit and killed by a driver distracted by watching porn while driving, announced January 28, 2010 by New York Daily News.
Police investigators reported that the mother, identified as 33-year-old Julie Stratton, had just called 911 moments before the crash to report that she had struck a deer east of Buffalo while she was driving. When police arrived at the scene of the fatal crash last month, the male driver of the semi truck that struck Stratton’s idle car was found to have been looking at porn on his laptop while driving.
It was also discovered that 45-year-old Thomas Wallace, was operating a semi truck on four hours of sleep, which is a violation of federal rules. Wallace was arrested yesterday and was being held in Genesee County jail on charges of second-degree manslaughter. It was not known if Wallace had sought out a lawyer to represent him. Julie Stratton resided in Snyder, New York. She left two children.