Matawan, NJ – Woman Killed in Garbage Truck Accident at Spring Hill Rd & NJ-34

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January 6, 2022

Matawan, NJ (January 6, 2022) – Around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 5, a woman was killed in a garbage truck accident in Matawan.

Police confirmed that the accident happened at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and NJ-34 at the parking lot for the Future Pharmacy. A 59-year-old woman was in her vehicle and started to pull out of the pharmacy parking lot when she was struck by a Solterra garbage truck. The driver of the truck tried to stop but was unable to do so in time.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The 59-year-old woman was critically injured in the accident but was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the garbage truck was not hurt and remained at the scene.

Police believe that the accident may have happened due to icy rain in the area. The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Truck Accidents in New Jersey

Truck accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents in all of New Jersey. This is due to the fact that trucks are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads every year. Though truck drivers are expected to obey all rules of the road and pay attention to what is happening at all times, these accidents still occur every hour of the day. In one recent year’s time in the entire state of New Jersey, it is estimated that approximately 559 people were killed in fatal crashes. Losing a loved one in a truck accident can affect your life in many ways. You and your family should always have the assistance of an attorney on your side at this time.

Nobody ever expects to lose a loved one in a truck accident. However, this is the reality that many families face each year in New Jersey. If you have sustained these immense losses, you may wonder where you can turn, especially if you have a variety of questions. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will ever afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. Luckily, with the help of a Matawan wrongful death attorney on your side, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected.

Matawan Truck Accident Attorneys

At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in truck accidents over the years. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a truck accident, especially knowing how complex it can be. Many parties could be at fault for your accident, including the following:

• Truck drivers
• Trucking companies
• Manufacturers
• Cargo loaders

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you have options. Please contact an accident attorney in Matawan at (215) 600-0681 to find out how we can help you through this time.

Note: Our team of writers uses secondary sources to produce this post including local and state media and news sources, local and state police incident reports, social medial platforms as well as eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Pennsylvania. For that reason, if you find any information that is not correct, please contact Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. A post will be removed upon request. 

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