When a serious accident happens in New Jersey tow truck drivers are often called upon to remove damaged vehicles. This can be a dangerous undertaking, particularly on a busy highway. That was the situation after a car accident on Route 287 near Bridgewater on a recent afternoon.
A tow truck driver had been called to the scene of an earlier accident to clear a damaged vehicle from the area. The tow truck driver was standing behind his truck and preparing the damaged vehicle to be towed. He was hit by a passing car, a Chevy sedan. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
After striking the driver, the car was hit by a box truck. The driver of the Chevy suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, and the driver of the box truck was not hurt. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The accident caused lanes on the southbound side of the highway to be closed for several hours.
The sudden death of a loved one in New Jersey can be followed by feelings of grief and shock. But once these feelings begin to subside, the family and loved ones of the deceased may want answers as to how the car accident happened. In such an instance, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney may yield some answers. A knowledgeable attorney can assist the family in determining what legal avenues are open to them. The lawyer may be able to assist them with a claim that would provide some compensation for final costs, loss of wages and other verifiable losses.