Collingswood Semi-Truck Accident Leaves One Person Dead On Trenton Boulevard Ramp By White Horse Pike
COLLINGSWOOD, NEW JERSEY (March 11, 2022) – One person has tragically died in a car accident with a semi-truck on Trenton Boulevard Ramp by White Horse Pike.
Camden County police officials are saying that the collision took place around 1:40 a.m. on Thursday. A tractor-trailer truck and a small vehicle were involved in a collision under unclear circumstances.
The force of the impact cause the smaller vehicle to go down an embankment. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
The jaws of life were used to free the victim so that they could receive treatment. Life-saving measures were taken in order to help the victim.
Sadly, the victim died due to their injuries. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Collingswood Semi-Truck Accidents
Nearly all goods that are transported across the United States spend some amount of time on a truck. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly 4,000 people are killed in accidents with commercial trucks every year. Tens of thousands more are left with serious injuries. There are a number of factors that make semi-trucks particularly dangerous.
- Semi-trucks have large blind spots.
- Semi-trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs.
- Semi-trucks have a high center of gravity and are more likely to tip over.
- Semi-truck drivers often work long hours and can naturally become fatigued.
Semi-truck drivers must get a commercial driver’s license and are held to a high standard in terms of safety. Many collisions are due to truck drivers that make dangerous turns in the roadway. Pursuant to New Jersey Vehicle Code 39:4-123, no driver shall turn a vehicle at an intersection unless such a movement can be done with relative safety. If a truck driver is negligent and seriously injures someone, they can be held at fault through a civil claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after an accident.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Work records should be examined.
The family of any victim that died in a semi-truck accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. Sadly, truck companies will often fight extremely hard to deny any responsibility for an accident. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this collision. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about a Collingswood semi-truck accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.