Two people were injured recently in a car crash that involved a Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority Truck and a freight train. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the accident occurred at Chapel Avenue and Caven Point Road in Jersey City. It is not clear what led to the dump truck being struck by the train. Two occupants in the dump truck, the driver and a passenger, were both injured in the collision. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the train crash.
Investigators of train accidents in New Jersey typically have to search for a number of answers. Did the intersection have working warning lights and railroad crossing barriers? Was the train operator distracted or speeding? Did the driver of the vehicle drive dangerously around the railroad crossing gate? Did the train operator fail to warn traffic by using the horn? Train accidents often lead to complicated civil lawsuits. Injured victims of New Jersey train accidents would be well-advised to seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable attorney.
Depending upon the circumstances of the accident, financial compensation may be available for the injured victim. A skilled lawyer can help ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for the injuries suffered in the crash. Damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and past and future suffering may be considered in a successful civil lawsuit.
The Princeton personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein have had a long and successful track record of handling serious injury accidents in New Jersey. We provide free consultations at 609-240-0040 to anyone who has suffered a loss due to someone else’s negligence. Call us today to find out how we can help.