Eight people were injured in a New Jersey car accident after a cardboard recycling truck tipped over onto a Honda Accord. According to a report by The Record, the truck accident occurred at Hamburg Turnpike and Alps Road in Wayne. Officials say a Ford Focus attempted to turn left in front of the truck, forcing the truck driver to veer right to avoid the collision. The truck hit the Focus before rolling onto a Honda Accord and the Focus in turn struck a Toyota Camry. The driver of the crushed Honda suffered the worst injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue crews. Of the seven other injured victims, at least five were hospitalized.
It is common for NJ intersection accidents to involve a vehicle attempting to turn left without properly yielding the right-of-way. Under New Jersey Statute 39:4-90: “The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but the driver having so yielded, and having given a signal when and as required by law, may make the left turn.”
Victims of multi-vehicle accidents have it in their best interests to speak with an experienced attorney who will fight to protect their rights. It is common in these types of accidents for insurance companies to either pass responsibility or to offer inadequate settlements to make their financial obligations go away.
The experienced New Jersey truck crash lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein make sure that their clients are provided fair compensation for the injuries and damages they have suffered. If you have been injured in a crash, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a comprehensive case assessment.