Authorities shut down the New Jersey Turnpike on January 12 after a truck accident, according to ABC News. The accident occurred just after 9:00 a.m. when a semi-truck lost control and overturned near mile-marker 9 in Woolwich Township, according to the New Jersey State Police. The cab and trailer separated after the truck overturned.
Police shut down both the northbound and southbound lanes as they worked to clean up the accident. No major injuries were reported in the accident. Traffic was flowing smoothly again by about 10:30 a.m. The accident remains under investigation. The cause is unknown and no other vehicles were involved.
Potential New Jersey tort reform may place a cap on the amount of punitive damages that courts can give to truck accident victims. Trucking companies and insurance companies need a financial incentive to keep them in check and to be sure they are navigating the roadways as safely as possible.
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