A 36-year-old driver of a cement mixer was killed in a New Jersey car accident involving two other vehicles. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal truck accident occurred on Route 202 at Whitenack Road in Bernardsville. Officials are still investigating the cause of the fatal collision. The driver of the truck succumbed to his injuries after being flown to the hospital. A 24-year-old woman was also flown to a hospital with unknown injuries and a third driver, a 53-year-old woman, was treated and released for her injuries. The photos from the crash site show that the impact was severe enough to overturn the cement truck and crush at least one of the two passenger vehicles involved.
Any time there is a serious NJ intersection accident, it must be determined if one of the drivers failed to properly yield the right of way. Did one of the drivers run through a stop sign or a red light? Were any of the motorists speeding, distracted, under the influence, or otherwise negligent? In cases involving driver negligence, the at-fault driver can be held liable for the losses suffered in the crash.
The family of someone killed in a car accident on the job would be well advised to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will help them pursue compensation both through workers’ compensation benefits, as well as through civil litigation against the at-fault driver.
The experienced Princeton auto accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to help families get the compensation they need after the loss of a loved one. If you have lost someone in a fatal New Jersey accident, please call one of our skilled personal injury attorneys at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.