Bridgewater Township– Driver Hurt After Tractor-Trailer

Bridgewater Township– Driver Hurt After Tractor-Trailer >

Date Published: 2020/04/14

A truck driver escaped with minor injuries after his tractor-trailer jackknifed on I-287 in Bridgewater Monday afternoon, April 13.

According to reports from emergency responders at the scene, the truck driver was driving on the westbound lanes of I-287 at around 1:55 p.m. when the driver lost control of the tractor-trailer, causing it to jackknife in the area between Route202/20 and Route 22.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the truck driver standing outside the truck, suffering from minor injuries. The truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

I-287 was closed between #17 (Route 202/206) and #14 (Route 22) while police investigated and removed the truck.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We wish the truck driver a speedy recovery from his injuries.

Vehicular Accidents

Vehicular crashes are one of the most common causes of injuries and fatalities in the state of New Jersey. In a report published by the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accidents Investigation Unit, there were 591 recorded fatal crashes that occurred in 2017, which caused 624 fatalities.

In 158 of the 591 crashes, Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol and/or drugs) was listed as the major contributing factor. There were 174 people killed as a result of these 158 crashes. Speeding was another major contributing factor to these crashes being listed as a factor in 61 of the crashes. Driving while distracted seems to be the biggest factor as it was listed as a cause for 196 crashes.

We urge drivers to observe and follow the laws while driving, and to remain focused while driving so that they can react accordingly to situations that may suddenly pop up on the roadway. Drivers should be more careful when driving while visibility is low, and they should also check their car before going on the roadway. Being more diligent and prepared can help lessen accidents on the roads of New Jersey.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers
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