A 65-year-old man was killed in a Williams Township truck accident on I-78 on January 13 when a tractor-trailer hit the back of his station wagon. According to the New Jersey State Police, the tractor-trailer driver ran into the back of the victim’s station wagon while it was stopped at the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission toll plaza.
The tractor-trailer pushed the vehicle about 200 feet before coming to a stop on the other side of the highway, where the trailer and vehicle became engulfed in flames. According to witnesses at the scene, the truck driver was able to escape the tractor-trailer when the flames began. Emergency responders reported that once the fire was put out, the remains of the car were discovered under the cab of the tractor-trailer. The driver of the station wagon suffered serious injuries in the accident and did not survive.
The Northampton County District Attorney’s office is investigating the accident and, at the time of this report, is still collecting information about the crash from possible video footage and witness statements. It is not clear yet whether the truck driver will face charges for the accident, or why the tractor-trailer failed to stop for traffic.
New Jersey experiences a high volume of large commercial trucks on busy highways. When these truck drivers are negligent or distracted behind the wheel, they can cause serious accidents that can result in potentially fatal injuries. Fires and rollovers are common in large truck accidents, and can kill other motorists on the road. If a negligent truck driver has injured you or a loved one, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries.
What Do I Do After a New Jersey Truck Accident?
Our Middlesex County injury lawyers can help you seek compensation after a New Jersey truck accident. We understand the devastating effects a truck accident can have on a family, and we are dedicated to representing those who are suffering from injuries sustained in these horrible accidents. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
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