Newark, NJ (May 9, 2023) – Per a news release provided by Morris County prosecutors, a Newark garbage truck driver was charged with reckless vehicular homicide in connection with a deadly accident that occurred on Route 23 in Pequannock on Monday, May 8.
The incident occurred around 5:00 a.m. at Alexander Avenue from Route 23 northbound in Pequannock Township. Early reports from the scene indicated that a man driving a 2020 Chevy Traverse and stopped at a red light allegedly got hit from behind by a garbage truck.
The Chevy overheated and burst into flames shortly thereafter. According to authorities, surveillance footage allegedly shows that the truck driver, a 45-year-old male, was texting at the moment of the collision.
The truck driver and a bystander pulled the unconscious Chevy driver, an identified male, out of the vehicle before police arrived. Despite the efforts of patrol officers and medical staff, the victim was pronounced dead at the site.
The victim’s identity remains unknown, though the suspect is being held in custody. An investigation is still active in the interim.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the deceased man’s family.
Large Vehicle Crashes in New Jersey
Although truck accidents are less common in New Jersey than other kinds of crashes, the outcomes are virtually always tragic when they do occur. In one year alone, almost 110,000 persons in the United States were seriously injured as a result of an accident using such a vehicle.
In fact, during the last decade, there has been a nationwide rise of 23–24 percent in fatal truck accidents. Unfortunately, the number of truck accidents rose by more than half in New Jersey.
After receiving medical care, you should see an experienced attorney about your legal options if you’ve been hurt in a commercial vehicle accident that wasn’t your responsibility.
If you were involved in a truck accident in New Jersey, you should consult a lawyer who focuses on these cases before filing a claim for compensation. Due to the complexities frequently involved in truck accident claims, you should consult an attorney for assistance with all aspects of your claim, including identifying potentially liable parties.
Contacting a reputable personal injury attorney in the state of New Jersey as soon as possible is the best course of action if you were injured in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault.
Our seasoned trial lawyers at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are committed to providing you and your loved ones with the best possible service and comprehensive legal representation after your accident. In our opinion, taking legal action against the careless people who caused your terrible tragedy is well within your rights.
Our attorneys will be at your side through every stage of the legal process in New Jersey, whether this is your first time doing so or you have dealt with it before. In addition, we will do everything in our power to maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.
Get in touch with a Newark truck accident lawyer right now by dialing (215) 600-0681 to find out how we may help you and your loved ones.
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