A 65-year-old Woodbridge man was killed in a New Jersey crash involving a collision between a box truck, a Honda, and a tractor-trailer. According to a report by The Star Ledger, the fatal truck accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 7 in Chesterfield. Officials say the driver of a box truck crashed into the back of a Honda before colliding with the large truck. The driver of the box truck was partially ejected and fatally injured. Two occupants of the Honda were hospitalized, as was the driver of the large truck. It is unclear what caused the crash.
Rear-end collisions are common in New Jersey and they can often result in serious or even fatal injuries. When these types of collisions occur, there are many questions to be answered. Was one of the drivers following the other vehicles too closely? Was speed a factor in the crash? Did driver impairment, distraction, or some other form of negligence contribute to the crash? Did one of the drivers brake suddenly? Did defective brakes or big rig equipment failure contribute to the crash?
The family of a fatality victim of a truck accident would be well advised to discuss their legal rights and options with an experienced lawyer. A skilled NJ fatal truck accident attorney will stay abreast of the investigation to make sure that the at-fault party is held accountable for the family’s loss.
The knowledgeable truck accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to get victims and their families fair compensation for their tremendous losses. If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey auto accident, please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.