Drivers on the road in Delaware and throughout the United States need to be cognizant of large trucks sharing the road with them. Because of the size of these vehicles, truck accidents are particularly dangerous to those in other vehicles. When there is a crash, it can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Those who are involved in a truck accident or have lost a loved one in such an accident need to make sure that a full investigation is conducted to determine if negligence or some other mistake was involved and a legal filing for compensation is possible.
A 30-year-old Delaware man was killed in New Jersey when the rear of a tractor trailer landed on top of his Nissan. The accident occurred in the evening at approximately quarter after six. The incident happened where traffic merges near the Delaware Memorial Bridge. According to law enforcement, the location is a common spot where accidents happen. The 57-year-old truck driver was not hurt. After he was extricated from the vehicle, the driver of the Nissan was declared dead.
When there is a truck accident, there will be a great deal to think about. If there are serious injuries, it can mean the need for hospitalization, surgical procedures, rehabilitation and other treatment. The person might not be able to return to a normal life and could need help with even the simplest tasks, thereby placing a strain on the family. If there is a fatality, there will be funeral costs, the emotional and financial concerns in the aftermath and other issues that will inevitably arise. Knowing how the accident happened, whether it was because of negligent truck maintenance, recklessness, driving under the influence or for another reason, can be the key to filing a case.
In this accident, a man died when the back of a truck toppled and crashed into his vehicle. Given the circumstances of this accident, it is imperative that a full investigation be conducted to determine its cause. Speaking to a legal professional can assist in pursuing a case.
Source: NJ.com, “Police ID man killed in I-295 crash,” Bill Gallo Jr., Oct. 6, 2016