New Jersey Turnpike Crash Kills Five

A catastrophic car accident in New Jersey which involved a tractor-trailer and ten cars on the New Jersey Turnpike near Mount Laurel claimed the lives of five New Jersey residents and injured several more according to this recent report. New Jersey State Police officials say that the accident occurred around 1:00 P.M. just north of exit 4 when a 2004 Buick LeSabre was stopped in the right lane of traffic and struck in the rear by the tractor-trailer. The collision caused the LeSabre to strike cars in the center lane of the turnpike and after impacting several vehicles, the LeSabre burst into flames killing occupants Jeanette Urbano, 72, and Salvatore Urbano, 74, both of Passaic, N.J.; Anna Kane, 76, Rose Kane, 75, and Francis Kane, 78, all of Kearny, N.J.

The truck driver, Dewey Tyrone Thomas, 40, of Columbus, Ga., was given a blood test to test for intoxicants but has not yet been charged pending test results. Three occupants of a 1999 Jeep Cherokee struck by the LeSabre were transported to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries.

New Jersey car accidents claim the lives of thousands of people each year and result in serious, life-changing injuries for many thousands more. New Jersey auto accidents which involve tractor-trailers are especially deadly and victims are much more likely to be killed or suffer catastrophic injuries. In many cases, the survivors of New Jersey truck accidents face lengthy hospital stays, medical bills which often climb to the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and costly physical rehabilitation.

If you or a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a New Jersey truck accident, the experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein may be able to help. After a free consultation with their New Jersey truck accident attorneys, they will launch an immediate investigation into the accident, defend their clients’ rights at all times, and work hard to hold those responsible for the accident accountable for their actions. They also help clients receive the compensation they deserve to help offset catastrophically high medical bills. To schedule a free consultation with New Jersey’s skilled personal injury lawyers, call them today at 609-240-0040.