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Six injured after SUV sent over wall in truck crash

Residents of New Jersey often witness trucks of all different sizes driving through the state. Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, delivery trucks and dump trucks are all massive vehicles that could cause a destructive wreck if they collided with another automobile. Truck accidents can cause large accident sites and result in serious injuries. The damages in the aftermath of a truck crash can be tremendous, and often the accident site is so large that roads need to be closed in order to clean up the site.

An accident involving a SUV and a tractor-trailer occurred near the intersection of Freeway Drive and Clinton Street in New Jersey recently. At around 9 a.m., the truck hit the SUV, sending the SUV clear over a retention wall and into Route 280 running parallel to Freeway Drive. A man, a woman and four children were in the SUV at the time of the collision. Emergency crews responded to the incident and had to extricate the man from the vehicle. The woman and four children were able to exit the wreck themselves, although all six passengers went to the hospital. No life-threatening injuries were reported for any of the victims.

Police are investigating the collision and have so far determined that the impact from the truck crash caused the SUV to travel at least 14 feet. No citations have been made at this time, but it has been determined that the truck crashed into the SUV. Those injured in the collision could file a personal injury claim if their injuries resulted from the negligence of the truck driver. Compensation awarded could cover medical bills, damages and pain and suffering.

Vehicles involved in a truck accident can suffer great damage. Victims in a collision involving a truck most often suffer serious injuries and may require lengthy recoveries and continuous medical treatment.

Source: NBC New York, “SUV Flies Over Wall, onto Highway After NJ Truck Crash,” Sheldon Dutes, April 18, 2013

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