Fatal 3-Truck Crash Shuts 26 Miles of NJ Turnpike
On May 21, an accident involving three trucks killed one driver and injured another on the New Jersey Turnpike. According to this Los Angeles times article, a dump truck decelerating as it approached a construction area on the highway’s northbound lanes in Chesterfield was rear-ended by a box truck.
The box truck swerved into a barricade and the driver was declared dead at the scene.
The dump truck broke apart, and part of the vehicle remained in the center lane. A truck carrying 8,000 gallons of kerosene swerved to miss it and overturned. That driver was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
The family of the victim who died as well as the injured victim would be well advised to consult an experienced accident attorney who is experienced with truck accidents and multiple party claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, the Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano, LLP will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities. Some factors that may be of importance during this process may include road conditions, weather conditions, the condition of the vehicles involved (i.e., faulty or defective auto parts), and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved.
If your vehicle sustained any damaged in the incident, repairs can be assessed by a body shop. Of course, your physical and emotional injuries associated with the PA auto accident are extremely important, and may result in compensation for pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of current income due to inability to perform job duties.
Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano have years of experience representing Pennsylvania vehicle accident cases, including motorcycle accident injury and truck accident injury cases. Call today for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.