A truck driver died in an accident on October 3 in Robbinsville, New Jersey, according to NJ.com. The truck accident caused delays on the New Jersey Turnpike throughout Mercer County. New Jersey State Police have only identified the driver as a 49-year-old male from Belleville. The dump truck veered into a barrier underneath an overpass for Interstate 95.
“It really was in the worst possible place you could imagine—the worst scenario you could come up with,” says Robbinsville Fire Department Deputy Chief Dan Schaffener.
The truck accident remains under investigation, but some officials believe the truck’s tires may have blown out before the collision with the barricade. The truck ignited and the driver was burned to death in the cab.
“From 50 feet away you could feel the intense heat of the burning,” said witness Flen Leo Mendonca. “Had we maybe gone a minute faster, that rim would have hit the left-hand side of our car.”
Although the death of the driver is nothing short of tragic, considering the spot of the crash and the magnitude of the fire, it is fortunate no one else was injured or killed. Please visit our website for more information, and contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured.
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