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New Jersey truck driver dies in I-95 crash

A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, claimed the life of a Trenton man on Jan. 15. The accident took place south of the Street Road exit in Bensalem at approximately 1:15 p.m.

According to authorities, traffic was slowing in the right lane of I-95 near the exit when a Volvo tractor-trailer smashed into the rear of a Nissan Murano. The impact sent the Volvo into the center and left lanes where it was hit by a second tractor-trailer. The Volvo then hit the guardrail and overturned. Two other cars were also caught up in the accident.

The 58-year-old driver of the second tractor-trailer was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Authorities report that there were several others injured in the accident, but details have not been released.

Northbound I-95 was shut down for several hours as crews cleared the scene. No criminal charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation.

When someone is killed in an accident, his or her next of kin might want to pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. With the help of an attorney, the victim’s family could use police reports, crash investigation results and witness testimony to prove the negligent driver’s liability in the death of their loved one. A successful claim could bring a financial settlement that reimburses the family for economic losses, such as funeral costs and lost wages. They may also be awarded non-economic damages such as loss of companionship.

Source: NJ.com,”Trenton truck driver killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-95 in Pa.,” Cristina Rojas, Jan. 16, 2015

Source: thetrentonian.com, “Trenton man dead, several injured in crash on I-95 in Bensalem, Pa,” Penny Ray, Jan. 15, 2015

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