Two-Truck Accident on New Jersey Turnpike Claims One

A truck accident on the New Jersey Turnpike on September 11 claimed the life of one driver and delayed traffic for hours, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman told reporters that a box truck in the center lane rear ended a tractor-trailer on the turnpike. The box truck burst into flames, and driver Phillip Frey, 33, was unable to escape in time and died in the fire.

Investigators are not sure what caused the box truck to collide with the tractor trailer at such high speeds, and the accident remains under investigation.

When two large trucks like this collide, the potential for death and injury is enormous. There are approximately 15.5 million trucks in the United States, and according to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), 13 percent of them are large rig commercial trucks. Approximately 98 percent of accidents involving these large trucks result in one fatality or more. Nearly 130,000 Americans are injured annually in truck accidents.

Please contact our firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been in a truck accident.

Spevack Law Firm—Middlesex County truck accident attorneys.

One Response to Two-Truck Accident on New Jersey Turnpike Claims One

  1. It is not surprising that 98 percent of truck accidents cause fatal injuries. Trucks can carry up to 80,000 pounds with a full load. This means it takes trucks longer to come to a full stop due to strong momentum, and they have potential to cause massive damage when they collide with smaller vehicles (or if a smaller vehicle hits a large truck, as is the case here). Overloaded trucks can also create accident risks by damaging the road, potentially leading to blown tires and collisions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *