New Jersey lost a beloved member of the community on Thursday, March 20, in a tragic accident caused by a Mack truck driver. Chuck Inman, the 67-year-old founder of Battle Against Hunger, a 200-mile bike ride benefiting local charities, was struck from behind while driving with his wife. Inman’s charity events had raised over $650,000 in the past decade, helping to support local soup kitchens, rescue missions and crisis ministries.
At approximately 10:18 p.m., Inman and his wife came to a halt in their Lexus behind a 2011 BMW on Route 1 northbound near Lower Harrison Street. The truck driver, intoxicated at the time of the accident, plowed into their Lexus from behind, sending it careening into the BMW.
Emergency crews arrived and found Inman dead at the scene of the accident. His 67-year-old wife suffered serious injuries and was escorted to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center. The truck driver has been charged with death by auto, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to observe a red traffic signal. The perpetrator is currently being held on $300,000 bail at the Mercer County Correction Center.
After a tragic truck accident such as this, there are a number of legal routes to take. First and foremost, action can be taken against the truck driver for their negligence. Second, most trucks are leased by a third party for distribution purposes, so the wife of the deceased could sue the company leasing the truck. Third, the company who owns the truck and lent it to the third party for shipping purposes can also be found liable.
Navigating the legal proceedings of suing a trucking or truck-leasing company is complex and should not be attempted without the aid of an experienced injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver, you can trust the Spevack Law Firm to take care of you. Since 1928, our Middlesex County injury attorneys have been defending the victims of trucking accidents.
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After a fatal truck accident, a family needs time to grieve. Lawyers are equipped to build a case against a negligent trucking company to ease the burdens on families in mourning so they can focus on their physical and emotional well-being. By calling our office today, you can speak with one of our Middlesex County injury lawyers about your experience.
[Did You Know: The most recent Battle For Hunger race raised $70,000 for New Jersey charities, shelters and kitchens.]
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