Why Are Tractor-Trailer Collisions More Dangerous Than Car Crashes?

Tractor-trailers can weigh over 20 times more than a standard sedan, so when a truck driver loses control, every driver in the nearby vicinity is in danger. Once a tractor-trailer gains momentum, it is very difficult to safely bring it to a stop. New Jersey drivers are especially at risk during the winter season when the road is covered in a thin layer of ice and it is difficult to stop a tractor-trailer without spinning out of control.

According to a recent report by the New Haven Register, a van full of students was involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike near mile-marker 60.5 in Robbinsville, New Jersey at approximately 12:35 a.m. on February 10. The group of students was returning to Harvard University after attending an academic competition in Virginia the previous weekend.

The students were riding north in a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van. The driver attempted to change lanes, but could not control the vehicle, which crossed through multiple lanes before striking the guardrail. The impact bounced the van back onto the road where it collided with a large tractor-trailer. A second tractor-trailer truck was working its way up the road as the van bounced off the first tractor-trailer truck. In order the avoid the van, the second tractor-trailer swerved out of the way but lost control and collided with the first tractor-trailer.

A 20-year-old passenger of the van was launched through the window of the vehicle and died upon impact with the road. Emergency crews arrived and escorted the rest of the van’s passengers to the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton for treatment. The accident remains under investigation by New Jersey police. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious car accident involving a tractor-trailer, our Middlesex County injury lawyers can help. Even seemingly minor car accidents involving tractor-trailers can yield disastrous consequences, such as loss of limbs, lacerations, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury or even death.

I Need A Middlesex County Injury Lawyer That Handles Truck Accidents

We understand the severity of truck accidents because the Spevack Law Firm has been defending the rights of injured New Jersey citizens since 1928. As such, our outstanding legal team has the resources and expertise to bring justice to those responsible for your injuries. We will hold the truck driver as well as their employer responsible for your injuries and secure the maximum compensation that you deserve. For more information or free legal advice, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Middlesex injury lawyers, contact our office  today at (732) 636-3030.

[Did You Know:The NJ Turnpike Authority estimates a 2014 revenue of $1.6 billion with $444 million in excess revenue.]

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Source: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140210/harvard-student-killed-in-three-vehicle-crash-in-new-jersey, http://www.state.nj.us/turnpike/documents/2014-annual-budget-published.pdf

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