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Tractor-Trailer Accident in NJ Leaves One Dead

In late November, a driver was killed in New Jersey in an accident involving the tractor-trailer he was driving. The collision occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike, between 3:50 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. According to reports, the tractor-trailer left the roadway on the outer lanes of the northbound side of the Turnpike within the vicinity of the Joyce Kilmer Service Area. When the tractor-trailer left the road, it struck a Hyundai Accent before overturning and catching fire. The two people in the Hyundai were injured as well, one seriously. What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies in a Tractor-Trailer Accident? The death of a loved one is a devastating thing, even more so when it happens during an entirely preventable accident. Any number of factors can contribute to a trucking accident, including defective equipment, a trucking company’s failure to inspect and maintain, driver error and more. If your…
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Woman Hit by Flying Tire in NJ Turnpike Accident

A woman in Edison has been hospitalized after a freak NJ Turnpike accident in which she was struck by a tire. Gladys Duman was riding in the passenger seat of a car when a car on the New Jersey Turnpike lost one of its wheels. The tire bounced into Duman’s path and smashed through the windshield, causing serious injuries that left her comatose. Neither her husband nor the two boys riding in the back seat suffered injury. A family member of Duman’s spoke to reporters the following day. She said that Duman was doing much better, having come out of her coma and being upgraded to stable position. Liability When a Tire Causes Injury Rolling tire and wheel-off injuries can happen in a variety of ways. Under-inflation, for example, can cause a blowout that can lead to a tire breaking or coming loose. Treadburn mixed with friction can lead to…
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Struck by Flying Debris: NJ Man Hit by Dumbbell on Road

The New Jersey Turnpike was shut down on the morning of January 9, 2017 after a freak accident left a driver in critical condition. The 75-year-old man was driving southbound near mile marker 6 when a 50-pound dumbbell smashed into the windshield. At present, it is not known what happened that led to the dumbbell crashing into the man’s car. The open road is an unpredictable environment. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 39,000 personal injuries and more than 500 wrongful deaths occurred between 2011 and 2014 due to debris in the road or falling off other vehicles. To determine liability in these cases, we must look at the individual circumstances of each crash. In cases where an object falls off a car or truck, the injured driver would look to identify which vehicle the debris came from and who was driving. Sometimes, the driver will be the…
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