Trucking Firm Head Faces Charges

Last month, one person was killed and four others were injured when a dump truck crashed into a parked bus in Chinatown. Now, the president of the New Jersey business that owns the dump truck is facing criminal charges, the New York Times reports.
In “Charge Filed Against Chief of Truck Firm After Crash,” reporter Al Baker writes that 30-year-old Osleivy Gomez, the president of C.P.Q. Freight Systems, was arraigned on July 1 in Manhattan Criminal Court. Osleivy was charged with unlicensed collection of trade waste, a misdemeanor.
The truck’s driver, Alejandro Fallo, picked up a load in Brooklyn and was bound for a dump in New Jersey. However, the truck was not registered to pickup construction and demolition debris in New York City.
The dump truck also received eight citations from the New York Department of Transportation, five of which were serious enough to have the dump truck immediately removed from service.
The charge is a step in the right direction. Companies should know that if their drivers are involved in fatal accidents, there is a chance that both criminal sanctions and civil wrongful death lawsuits may follow.
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been hurt or died as a result of a truck driver’s carelessness, contact Carey, Danis & Lowe Missouri/Illinois trucking-accident lawyers online or by calling 877-678-3400.