Two people were injured in a New Jersey truck accident on the Interstate 295 the morning of Feb. 21 in Lawrence after a box truck driver crashed into the rear of a Mercedes Benz sport utility vehicle, according to this news report. The crash apparently ruptured a tank on the truck causing fuel to leak onto the roadway, New Jersey State Police officials said. The driver of the truck was uninjured, but two people who were passengers in the SUV suffered injuries and were sent to an area hospital for treatment. Police said the box truck driver would be issued a ticket for causing the wreckage.
In cases that involve big rigs or commercial trucks, both the driver and his or her employer could be held liable if they cause an injury accident. Where there is a clear determination of fault, injured victims will be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of future medical treatment and other damages. But often, the aftermath of a truck accident or an auto accident in New Jersey can be very complex, involving eyewitness testimony, insurance companies and physical evidence.
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