A 52-year-old Phillipsburg man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when his Honda Pilot SUV collided with a loaded dump truck. According to The Warren Reporter, the fatal truck accident occurred at the intersection of Route 22 and Greenwich Street in Pohatcong. Officials say the eastbound dump truck struck the victim’s vehicle at the intersection, but investigators have received conflicting reports regarding how the accident occurred and which driver was responsible for the collision. The driver of the SUV was killed in the crash and the 58-year-old driver of the dump truck was transported to a nearby hospital where he declined medical treatment.
According to New Jersey Statute 39:4-90,”The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection. When two vehicles enter an intersection at the same time the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the driver of the vehicle on the right.”
It is common for drivers to fail to yield the right-of-way at intersections or for motorists to run through a red light or stop sign. In such cases, the at-fault driver can be held liable for their negligence. When someone is injured in a New Jersey truck accident, the negligent driver can be held liable for the resulting losses suffered by the victim and the victim’s family. When fatal injuries occur, the victim’s family can pursue compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and other related damages.
An experienced Princeton fatal auto accident attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein fights to protect the rights and best interests of victims and their families. We provide free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered an injury in a car accident. Please contact us to find out how we can help.