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Actions To Take If You Are In Car Accident

Car accidents are always unexpected and hugely stressful stay calm and try to control your emotions. Get support from people you feel you can trust.:

  1. Be Safe
  • Move the car out of harm’s way, such as the shoulder of the road if the car accident is minor.
  • If unable to move the car, confirm that the vehicle is in Park position, turn the engine off, and engage the hazard lights.
  • Check that it is safe for you to get out of the car and then do so.
  • If available, use warning triangles or safety cones to alert others of the accident.
  1. Seek Help
  • Check for injuries - your own and others who are involved; always err on the side of calling an ambulance if injuries are questionable.
  • Contact the police, no matter how minor the accident. A police report is useful in the claims process while determining who was at fault.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident if you are the driver who has injured a pedestrian or the other driver. You could be considered a hit-and-run driver and subject to criminal penalties.

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August 14, 2013 by JOHN VALENTI AND ELLEN YAN / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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An Islip Terrace man was killed after losing control of his cement truck on Sunrise Highway in Holbrook Wednesday, Suffolk police said.

John Gagliano, 57, was thrown from his 1990 Mack Truck after it struck a median and overturned at 7:39 a.m., just west of Nicolls Road, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Eastbound lanes were closed until 1 p.m.

Investigators are looking into reports by witnesses who saw the front left tire blow out, police said.

The truck is owned by Giaquinto Masonry Inc. in Deer Park, police said, and was impounded for a safety check by the department's Motor Carrier Safety Section. Calls to the company were not immediately returned or answered. Gagliano's brother-in-law Gary Innes said Gagliano was a safe driver in a job he took after more than 20 years as a New York City firefighter.

The father of seven was not just a "workaholic," he needed a paycheck because three children are in college, Innes said.

"He'd do anything for his family and friends -- give the shirt off his back," said Innes, of Deer Park.

Three months before the 2001 terrorism attacks on the World Trade Center, Gagliano had submitted his FDNY retirement papers, Innes said, but when 17 of his station house colleagues died at Ground Zero, he pulled the papers back and worked another three years.

Gagliano was the same driver who lost control of another cement truck seven years ago on Sunrise Highway in East Moriches. That crash accidentally killed state transportation worker Patrick Mapleson who was making road repairs, police said.

According to court papers, Gagliano said he was distracted because he was trying to grab a water bottle when he lost control.

With Gary Dymski

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