Fatal New Jersey truck crash under investigation
Whether it is for local or long distance deliveries, large trucks are commonly seen traveling on New Jersey roadways carrying shipments from one location to another. These massive vehicles do not operate as easily as automobiles and may have difficulty making some turns and stopping abruptly. Moreover, smaller vehicles can go unnoticed if truck drivers are not paying close enough attention.
A two-vehicle collision was recently reported to authorities in Winslow Township. Emergency crews responded to the accident involving an automobile and a tractor-trailer that occurred on Route 73. Preliminary reports indicate that the collision happened when the 28-year-old driver of the car traveling southbound collided with a truck traveling northbound that was driven by a 48-year-old truck driver. The driver of the car did not survive the collision, and the condition of the truck driver was not reported at the time.
It is not clear exactly how this fatal truck collision occurred, and the investigation is still ongoing. However, any time New Jersey families lose a loved one in a truck collision, it is important to ask certain questions about what happened. Particularly when an investigation suggests that a truck driver’s negligence caused a collision, the loved ones of the deceased may consider pursuing a wrongful death claim in order to seek compensation for the costs associated with the fatal crash. Expenses that could be covered often include medical bills, funeral costs, damages and lost wages.
Serious and fatal truck accidents often result in a large accident scene with serious injuries, severe damage and even fatalities. Those affected by a negligent truck driver could endure much hardship, especially the loved ones of a person killed in a truck crash. Filing for compensation could help both with the financial hardships and coping with the accident.