According to NorthJersey.com, on October 7, mattresses and box springs flew from the roof of a van on the New Jersey Turnpike, causing a fatal truck accident.
The website reported that the driver of a tractor-trailer, who is believed to be from Newark, died at the scene of the crash, which took place in Kearny. The tractor-trailer was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline from a refinery and was operated by JSK Transport of Warren.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the crash might have been caused when two mattresses and box springs detached from a van carrying them. The objects landed in the roadway, causing traffic to suddenly slow down and come to a stop. In an attempt to avoid hitting other vehicles, the truck driver allegedly lost control of his vehicle, crashing it into a guardrail. The truck then overturned and burst into flames.
Police identified the van driver as a man from Linden. Criminal charges are pending, based on the outcome of an investigation. The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The fire sparked by the accident was so bad that the Port Authority sent a tanker truck equipped with fire-suppressing foam from Newark Liberty International Airport to respond to the scene, according to NorthJersey.com
Our Middlesex County Injury Lawyers Investigate Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, objects in roadways can cause devastating accidents that can lead to injuries and death. This is why transportation providers and drivers have a duty to make sure all items are secured on vehicles prior to commutes.
If you are ever injured in an accident involving an object in the road, make sure you talk to our Middlesex injury attorneys about conducting an investigation into the crash. It is possible that negligent parties could include municipalities responsible for maintaining the road, or transportation companies or drivers, who failed to secure an object prior to a commute.
You should not have to suffer because someone failed to secure cargo to a vehicle—an investigation may be able to determine who was responsible for your accident. Speak to our Middlesex County injury lawyers now about your legal rights.
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