The lives of six people were claimed on New Jersey highways on just one day in late August. Three people were killed when a sedan was hit by a dump truck on I-280 in East Orange, causing a fiery crash. Preliminary reports suggest the driver of the dump truck lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into the sedan, which consequently ignited as it was quickly pushed into five other vehicles.
Sadly, in the aftermath of the massive traffic backup caused by the deadly crash, another one occurred. A man died when his passenger van hit a tractor-trailer that was stopped in traffic on I-280 westbound, less than a mile from the first accident.
Tragedy struck again, when a motorcycle rider was killed on I-80 when he slammed into the back of an International flatbed truck that was stopped in eastbound traffic.
The life of another man was taken in the early hours of the morning, before the other three fatal accidents. An SUV driven by a 21-year-old man crossed from the northbound middle lane of the Garden State Parkway into the right lane, striking two construction workers, resulting in the death of one man.
In the state of New Jersey, the law is on the side of victims of car and truck accidents. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, or have tragically lost a loved one, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the responsible parties. Contact the New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Eisbrouch Marsh for a free consultation to learn about your legal options.
More deadly accidents on NJ roadways
On July 26, a 17-year-old Randolph High School senior lost control of his vehicle, resulting in the death of two friends and causing injury to another. The teenager has been charged with two counted of second-degree death by auto and one count of fourth-degree assault by auto. He received six motor vehicle tickets, including charges of speeding, failure to maintain lanes and careless driving.
Shortly after, on August 19, three people were killed and one sustained serious injuries in a three-car crash on Route 33. Investigators said a Volkswagen Jetta heading south on Kozloski Road veered into the northbound lane and struck a Honda Pilot head-on. The SUV went airborne, landing on top of a Toyota Camry. The driver of the Honda and the driver and passenger of the Jetta were killed. The driver of the Toyota experienced a head injury and was hospitalized in extremely serious condition.
Very recently, on September 13, a BMW skidded off Route 22 East in Scotch Plains and hit a tree, killing the 19-year-old driver and a 20-year-old passenger. A 26 year-old-passenger was airlifted to Morristown Hospital with a head trauma.
New Jersey truck accident lawyers
When out on the road, you expect other drivers to operate their vehicle in a safe manner. However, some drivers are reckless, showing little-to-no regard for everyone else on the road. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an automobile accident, it’s important to contact the NJ truck accident attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh right away to begin fighting for your rights.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, time away from work and the pain and suffering you’ve endured ─ or in the most tragic cases, wrongful death.
Our team of seasoned New Jersey car accident lawyers are committed to helping you seek justice for the trauma you’ve endured. Contact us today at 201-342-5545 to schedule a completely free consultation.
- NJ.com, Deadly Day on N.J. Highways, with 6 Accident Deaths reported, http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/deadly_day_on_nj_highways_with_6_accident_deaths_reported.html
- NJ.com, Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Randolph Crash that Killed Two Friends http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2014/09/teen_has_hearing_in_randolph_auto_fatality_case.html
- NJ.com, Police Identify Two Men Who Died in Saturday Scotch Plains Crash http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/09/two_dead_one_injured_in_saturday_scotch_plains_crash_police_confirm.html
- NJ.com, 3 Confirmed Dead in Freehold Township Car Collision, Authorities Say, http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2014/08/3_confirmed_dead_in_freehold_township_car_collision_authorities_say.html