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What Can I Do if I’m Rear-Ended by a Tractor-Trailer?

A red sedan that sat disabled in the center lane of the New Jersey Turnpike near Monroe Township was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on the morning of June 16, causing a serious car accident that resulted in the death of the sedan’s driver, according to an nj.com report. The impact knocked both the car and the tractor-trailer off of the Turnpike, causing the truck to flip over. The driver of the tractor-trailer was pulled from the wreckage of the truck and taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. According to the news report, the driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. How Long Does it Take a Tractor-Trailer to Stop?  According to statistics on Utah.gov, the stopping distance of a typically-weighted passenger vehicle traveling at 65 miles per hour is a little less than the length of one football field. Compare this…
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NJ Woman Killed in Truck Accident

According to WCAX News, a driver was killed after a tractor-trailer crashed into her car on Interstate 95 in Westchester County on August 16.  According to police reports, two wheels flew off of the truck causing the accident. The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Adele Mancuso. Investigators told reporters that it seemed the truck lost its entire rear axle just prior to the commercial truck accident. The axle flew airborne for 100 yards before smashing into Mancuso’s windshield and roof. “The tractor-trailer lost the whole rear axle with two wheels attached,” Policeman Joseph Baccera said. “The entire axle compartment went airborne about 100 yards and crashed into the windshield and roof of the northbound vehicle.”  The victim was killed instantly. The driver of the truck was located later that evening and was being questioned by police. This serves as yet another tragic reminder of why vehicle maintenance and inspection is so…
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Driver Killed in Commercial Truck Accident

A commercial truck accident on Saturday, March 30 in upstate New Jersey left the driver dead, according to NorthJersey.com. The driver of the tractor-trailer was 51 years old and from Arkansas, although police have yet to identify him. According to Brian Polite of the New Jersey State Police, the driver was traveling east on Route 80 near the Interstate 95 interchange around noon when he lost control prior to the commercial truck accident. His tractor-trailed overturned and the driver was ejected through the windshield. The commercial truck accident is still under investigation and details on the driver have not yet been made available to the public.

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