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Chesterfield Twnshp, NJ – Man Struck & Killed in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on NJ Trnpke at MP 56.8

Chesterfield Twnshp, NJ - Man Struck & Killed in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on NJ Trnpke at MP 56.8
June 18, 2022

Chesterfield Twnshp, NJ (June 18, 2022) – New Jersey State Police Public Information Unit Sgt. Alejandro Goez stated that a tragic collision occurred at 3:30 a.m. on the northbound New Jersey Turnpike near Mile Post 56.8 on Saturday, June 18.

The early investigation suggests that a tractor-trailer driving north collided with a disabled Ford Ecosport in the right lane, which was empty and pulled to the side of the roadway as a result of an earlier collision. The tractor-trailer then veered to the right, collided with the railing, and entered the outer carriageway, where it hit a person standing on the left shoulder before engulfing into flames.

The pedestrian, identified only as a 47-year-old male from Bensalem, Pennsylvania, suffered fatal injuries as a result. The tractor-trailer driver was not wounded.

Preliminary information from the New Jersey State Police indicates that the circumstances surrounding the event are still being investigated. No charges have been filed as of yet.

The family members of the deceased man are in our sincere thoughts, and we extend them our deepest condolences.

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Truck Crashes in New Jersey

Even while the incidence of truck crashes in New Jersey may be smaller than the rate of other kinds of collisions, the outcomes of truck collisions are virtually invariably catastrophic. In only one year, almost 110,000 Americans had significant injuries as a direct consequence of being involved in an accident with such a large vehicle.

In actuality, there has been around a 25% rise in fatal truck accidents across the country over the last decade. Regrettably, the rate of truck accidents have increased at least 45% throughout the state of New Jersey.

If you were injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle that was not your fault, it goes without saying that you should consider your legal options with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after receiving medical treatment.

Before proceeding with the process of making a claim for compensation, you should consult with a New Jersey attorney who specializes in truck accidents. Due to the very complex nature of truck accident claims, an attorney will be able to assist you in many aspects of your claim, including assessing who might be held liable for your damages.

If you were injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, it would be in your best interest to contact a reputable personal injury attorney in the state of New Jersey as soon as possible.

And at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, our team of highly competent and seasoned personal injury attorneys is here to provide you and your family with superior service and comprehensive legal assistance. We believe you are within your legal rights to pursue action against the negligent parties responsible for your devastating vehicle wreck.

No matter whether this is your first time engaging with the legal system in the state of New Jersey or if you have previously dealt with it, our attorneys will be there for you every step of the way to help you regardless of the circumstances. In addition, we will do everything necessary to ensure that you have the best possible opportunity of recovering the compensation that is rightfully yours.

Please do not hesitate to call a New Jersey truck accident attorney at (215) 600-0681 as soon as possible for additional information on the many ways we may be able to help you and your family immediately.

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 media 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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