A 50-year-old truck driver from Elizabeth, New Jersey was fatally injured in a crash that took place on Interstate 80 near Route 206 in White Deer Township, Union County, New Jersey. The Interstate 80 crash, involving a dump truck and a tractor-trailer, occurred on Tuesday morning. Both trucks went through the guardrails and rolled down an embankment after colliding. One truck driver was fatally injured, and the other truck driver, a 41-year-old man from Madera, Pennsylvania, had to be extricated from his truck and transported to the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, for treatment of his personal injuries.
Accidents involving a tractor-trailer usually come with devastating consequences like personal injuries, catastrophic injuries, or even fatalities. In some cases, the accident may be caused by reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, or drowsy driving on the part of the truck driver. The most common types of truck accidents that occur are head-on or rear-end collisions, jackknife accidents, lost load accidents, rollover accidents, undercarriage accidents, and many more.
If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a truck accident, contact our New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.