Trenton, NJ (March 20, 2022) – Around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, March 19, a man was killed in a fatal truck accident in Trenton.
According to New Jersey State Police, the accident happened on NJ-29 around the area of mile marker 0.6. Police confirmed that a Freightliner truck was traveling in the area when it struck the back of a Chevrolet pickup truck. The Chevrolet immediately caught on fire and became fully engulfed. The vehicles both sustained severe damages as a result.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the Chevrolet, who has not yet been identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. The 50-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt and cooperated with police.
Due to the severity of the collision, two right lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for 7 hours. Police worked to clear the scene as delays lingered.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing. Police will update with more information as it becomes available.
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 have been on the rise over the years, especially those leading to fatalities. In just the past decade, it was reported that truck accidents leading to fatalities increased by approximately 22%. In New Jersey, this number sat at 50%, which is much more than other states in the U.S. Truck drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them, making them some of the safest drivers on our roads. However, safety precautions are sometimes ignored. This means that many truck accidents will end in fatalities every year throughout the state.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal truck accident. If you have lost somebody you love in an accident, you should speak with a Trenton truck accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will pay the bills that pile up against you. There are many different parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
If you have lost someone close to you in a truck accident, you should be prepared to speak with a dedicated and compassionate Trenton wrongful death attorney that you can trust.
Trenton Truck Accident Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our attorneys are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a truck accident. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward the justice and compensation that you deserve during these complex times. Please contact a truck accident attorney in Trenton at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can help you.
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.
Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at this accident scene. All information contained in this post is informational and not intended to be considered legal or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.