A 45-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when the armored truck he was driving veered out of control. According to an Associated Press news report, the car crash occurred along the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge. Officials say the Garda Security International truck crashed into a guardrail and overturned. The 45-year-old driver from Jamaica, New York was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A second 45-year-old man was rescued from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. It is unclear what caused the work vehicle to veer out of control.
Any time there is an injury accident involving a work vehicle, it is important to determine what caused the crash. Did the vehicle owner fail to properly maintain the vehicle? Was the employee properly trained and licensed to drive the vehicle? Many vehicles that are used for work, such as vans and trucks, have a top-heavy design that makes them prone to rollover accidents. Did the design of the vehicle contribute to the injuries suffered? Did the safety devices such as seat restraint systems fail to keep the occupants in the vehicle?
The family of a car accident victim may have it in their best interest to speak with a skilled personal injury attorney. Compensation may be available for their terrible loss through workers’ compensation death benefits and/or through a wrongful death claim if negligence was a contributing factor in the crash.
The knowledgeable Princeton fatal motor vehicle accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history and a successful track record of helping injured victims and their families. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a New Jersey car accident, please call us at (609) 240-0040 to schedule your free and comprehensive consultation.