Teaneck, NJ (May 18, 2023) – Traffic on Route 4 in Teaneck was backed up on Thursday morning, May 18, after an accident took place between a dump truck and a Tesla.
Airbags deployed, and at least one person was sent to the hospital after the collision, which occurred at around 5:40 a.m., according to a statement provided by Teaneck police chief Andrew McGurr. McGurr added that he would leave it up to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department to release further details in the coming days.
In the meantime, it was unclear how serious the victims’ injuries were.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation reported ongoing delays Thursday morning due to the closure of two lanes on Route 4. Both the fire department and ambulance service in Teaneck rushed to the scene, though they also did not comment on the specifics surrounding the crash or its victims.
An investigation remains ongoing in the meantime.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones.
Truck Crash Injuries in New Jersey
New Jersey has a lower truck accident rate than other states, but when these accidents do happen, they nearly always have devastating consequences. There were almost 110,000 significant injuries caused by such car accidents in the United States in only one year.
The number of fatal truck accidents increased by 23% throughout the country in the recent decade. In New Jersey alone, truck accidents rose by almost 50 percent.
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 compensation claim. An attorney can assist you in every aspect of your claim, including identifying the parties who may be held liable for your damages and helping you pursue those claims.
If you were harmed in a truck accident that wasn’t your fault, you should contact a reputable personal injury attorney in New Jersey as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys is here to provide the superior service and comprehensive legal counsel you need. We believe it is well within your rights to file a lawsuit against the careless people who caused your tragedy.
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. More than that, we’ll do all we can to help you get the recompense you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, please call our Teaneck office at (215) 600-0681 to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you and your loved ones right now.
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