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Truck Accidents Archives

1 injured after 18 wheeler hit minivan in New Jersey

One individual was transported to a medical facility after his car was hit by a truck. For reasons unknown, near the end of November, an 18 wheeler hit the back end of a van while traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike. A fire broke out shortly after the wreck. Thankfully both drivers were able to free themselves from their vehicles.

New Jersey truck accident: Unsecured cargo a public safety threat

Commercial haulers of all sizes are frequently seen on roads across New Jersey. The demand for consumer goods is relatively high right now -- thanks to improvements in the economy -- which has positively impacted the trucking industry as a whole. Unfortunately, with an increase in semis and other commercial vehicles comes concerns about public safety. A truck accident can occur for a number of reasons, one being that cargo has not been properly secured.

Losses suffered in a truck accident may be compensable?

New Jersey residents have seen and experienced more than their fair share of trucking accidents over the years. Those who have been injured in such incidents are often left psychologically traumatized, physically burdened and financially challenged. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

2 killed 1 injured in New Jersey truck accident

A crash in New Jersey is believed responsible for the deaths of two people and injuring another. This truck accident occurred on Route 18 the morning of Sept. 16. Both sides of the highway were shut down for some time while rescue teams, clean up crews and investigators worked the scene.

New Jersey truck accident: police targeting commercial vehicles

Accidents involving semi trailers seem to be occurring more frequently now than in past years. This is due, in part, to an increasing number of big rigs traveling not only on roads in New Jersey, but in all areas of the country. As the results of a truck accident can be quite severe, it is reasonable for authorities to do everything possible to help prevent such an incident.

1 dead after truck accident in New Jersey

A recent crash in northern New Jersey is responsible for the death of one individual. A preliminary investigation into the cause of the truck accident, indicate that the driver of the semi struck an overpass, causing the contents of the truck to hit a passing car. It is unknown if any charges are pending against the driver believed responsible.

Driver's work log generally reviewed after a truck accident

Drowsy driving is the cause of far too many accidents, in New Jersey and across the country. Driver fatigue may affect anyone, at any time. What drivers choose to do when tired, though, can cause or prevent accidents. To help prevent trucking accidents, long distance truck drivers are required to follow certain regulations, with regard to their working hours. If a truck accident occurs, it is common for investigators to review the driver's work log in order to help determine if a compliance issue may have contributed to the crash.

Accident at overpass injures 2

An accident in New Jersey on Feb. 11 resulted in injuries to two individuals and lane closures due to a damaged bridge overpass. The overpass was inspected by government engineers to see if it was safe to reopen the road. As of this reporting, there has been no word whether charges will be filed against the truck driver who reportedly caused the accident.

Fatalities and injuries increase in trucking accidents

As New Jersey drivers know, the incidence of truck accidents increased in 2012 as compared with the previous year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This reflects an increase in the number of truckers and occupants of passenger vehicles injured or killed in crashes involving 333,000 large trucks.