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New Jersey wedding anniversary ends in a deadly car accident

What was going to be a lovely trip to Saint Martin to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary turned into a tragedy yesterday morning. A New Jersey couple was riding in a limousine on their way to the airport when their limo driver hit a truck carrying bulldozers. Both husband and wife died in the traffic accident, leaving questions as to how such an unfortunate accident happened.

Most New Jersey car accidents are preventable and attributable to the negligence of a driver. An experienced New Jersey car accident attorney can help local families hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions by filing personal injury lawsuits. In this case authorities are still investigating to what extent the truck driver is to blame for the accident.

Authorities say that the truck driver’s flatbed truck was blocking two lanes of traffic on Route 130 in Bordentown when the accident happened. The trucker said that he was attempting to turn into a construction site but the gate was locked. There are questions whether the truck was adequately lit on this dark patch of road and whether better safety precautions from the trucker could have prevented the accident.

Emergency crews found the wife dead at the scene of the accident and the husband died after surgery at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. The limo driver was treated with serious injuries at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the trucker was not seriously injured.

An investigation into the exact cause of the tragic accident is still underway.

Source: ABC Action News, “Husband and wife killed in NJ limo crash ID’d,” Oct. 11, 2011

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