One person was killed following a truck accident in Plumsted Township, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Details about the accident and the victim were not made available to the media following the accident on May 29, but witnesses told reporters from NJ Online that the accident involved a large dump truck and a black SUV.
Depending on what they are hauling, dump trucks can weigh more than other commercial trucks. New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg has proposed legislation to set national weight limits on state highways for heavier trucks. Just a couple weeks after Sen. Lautenberg’s proposed legislation, an oversized truck in Washington struck a girdle on a bridge, causing it to collapse. Fortunately, no drivers or passengers were killed in that incident.
“It makes no sense to cause further damage to our highways and bridges when Congress hasn’t found a way to fund the much-needed repairs to our crumbling infrastructure,” said Lautenberg.
Tip of the week: Approximately 68 percent of fatal truck accidents occur in rural areas.
Spevack Law Firm, APC—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys