Three auto accidents in New Jersey cause Lincoln Tunnel to close
New Jersey drivers know how certain roads and specific routes are essential for their morning and evening commutes. A car accident can create a massive accident site, which could cause traffic to increase, roads to close and even trigger more accidents. When an accident occurs, it is important for other drivers to watch their speeds, take caution when they change lanes, follow posted signs and signals and remain attentive.
Recently, two separate bus accidents and an eight-car pileup caused the Lincoln Tunnel to close, which created massive problems for commuters in New Jersey. The accident occurred during the early part of the morning commute when a Martz Trailway bus rear-ended a New Jersey Transit bus transporting around 45 passengers.
Authorities reported that twenty passengers sustained injuries. About two hours later, another New Jersey Transit bus was rear-ended by a truck. Of the 70 passengers on board the bus, only five suffered injuries. A few hours later, an eight-car pileup occurred in the westbound tube heading to New Jersey. The cause was not known, and the tube was closed for several hours for investigation and clean-up.
In a short amount of time, several accidents occurred, and numerous people were injured. A person injured in an accident like any of these may have a personal injury claim. Compensation from the lawsuit would assist with any medical bills, lost wages, physical and property damages and pain and suffering.
An accident can happen at a moment’s notice, so it is important for drivers and passengers to be attentive of all the vehicles around them. It is essential to watch speeds and be aware of larger vehicles whose drivers may not be able to see smaller vehicles driving nearby.
Source: New York Post, “Multiple accidents snarl Lincoln Tunnel commute, dozens injured” Doug Auer, Nov. 12, 2012