A tractor trailer overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike on September 20th causing traffic to slow, according to CourierPostOnline.com. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The large truck was carrying a load of metal piping which spilled onto the highway near East Brunswick. Firefighters and NJ state police responded to the accident, which occurred at about 8:20am. It is not clear at this time what caused the tractor trailer to overturn.
There are a number of various causes for large truck accidents. Depending on the road and weather conditions, the tractor trailer could have skidded or slid out of control. Because trucks are so heavy, weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds, and are normally loaded with cargo, any additional force can cause the truck to overturn. Investigators may also look into the possibility of driver fatigue, whether or not the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, maintenance records and a number of other factors.
It is the responsibility of the truck driver and the trucking company to ensure that their vehicles are in proper working condition. While it is a miracle that there were no injuries in this incident, the fact of the matter is that this New Jersey truck accident could have been a lot worse.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor trailer crash, the skilled New Jersey truck accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein may be able to help. With nearly 20 years of experience per lawyer, we have the resources necessary to successfully represent a wide variety of cases and earn you the compensation you deserve. An injury, especially one that is sustained because of another person’s negligence, can be devastating for a truck crash victim and their family. With mounting medical bills, lost of wages, property damage and other losses, it is crucial that all negligent parties be held accountable for their actions. Call Lependorf & Silverstein today at (609) 240-0040 for a fee consultation of your case.