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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

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3 Years After Truck Accident, Tracy Morgan Called to Testify

In 2014, a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed into a vehicle transporting actor Tracy Morgan and comedian James McNair. The truck accident left McNair dead and Morgan with a serious traumatic brain injury. In 2015, Morgan was awarded roughly $90 million for his injuries. Since then, Morgan has been involved in a

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The Problem of Driver Fatigue: NJ Semi-Truck Crashes When Driver Falls Asleep

In late April, a semi-truck driving in South Brunswick ran off the road and took out a traffic light. Police said the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, no one was injured. But the crash shines a light on a very real problem – driver fatigue. This is especially problematic for drivers of

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Wal-Mart Driver Responsible for Tracy Morgan Truck Accident Enters Plea

In June of 2014, a devastating truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan with a serious brain injury. The driver of the truck failed to slow down despite signs warning of construction on the road, and slammed into the back of Morgan’s limo van. During the

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Are Older Commercial Drivers Causing an Increase in the Number of Truck Accidents?

There is a severe shortage of truck drivers in America. Experts estimate the U.S. is missing approximately 48,000 truck drivers are required to better move goods across the country. As a result of this shortage, trucking companies are recruiting retired truck drivers and putting them back out onto the road. As of now, 10 percent

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Video Catches a New Jersey School Bus and FedEx Truck in a Road Rage Incident

Earlier this month, a FedEx truck and a school bus were caught on video driving recklessly in a horrifying road rage incident. In the video (which you can view below), a school bus swerves into oncoming traffic to try and get around the FedEx truck. In retaliation, the FedEx truck also swerves into the oncoming

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Man Killed in NJ Truck Crash Caused by a Driver With a Record

Last month, we wrote about a truck driver who crashed into dozens of cars, through a police barricade, injuring three drivers and killing one. The truck driver was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, second-degree reckless aggravated assault and second-degree manslaughter. He was believed to have been drunk during the truck crash. It has now been

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A Fatal Truck Crash in New Jersey Has Drawn Attention to This Dangerous Road

Last month, a car merged into the left lane on Interstate 78 East and smashed into a truck hauling a trailer. The truck rolled several times and struck a New Jersey Department of Transportation truck. A passenger was killed, while a separate driver and a passenger both sustained serious injuries in this fatal truck crash.

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Did a Mechanical Error Cause This Fiery Truck Accident in New Jersey?

A driver was killed when his tractor-trailer smashed into a bridge abutment, collided with a box truck, caught fire and crashed into a guardrail before finally coming to a stop. The flames engulfed the truck’s cab and the driver died. Police believe the truck accident may have been caused by a mechanical error. Not all

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What Caused a Truck Driver to Crash Into a Dozen Cars in New Jersey?

A drunk truck driver left dozens of cars damaged, three injured and one dead as he smashed through a police barricade in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The truck driver was operating a freightliner commercial tractor around midnight when he hit a parked car. While no one sustained injuries in the initial truck accident, the trucker did

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