Robbinsville – Truck Carrying Fish Overturns on NJ Turnpike

Robbinsville – Truck Carrying Fish Overturns on NJ Turnpike >

Date Published: 2020/03/09

New Jersey State Police are looking into the circumstances of a crash that left a truck overturned on the NJ Turnpike early Saturday morning, March 7.

According to reports from the New Jersey State Police, the truck was traveling on the northbound lanes of the NJ turnpike near mile marker 60.4 in Robbinsville at around 1:50 a.m. when the truck driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn on the highway, spilling 2400 pounds of fish.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the crash but refused medical attention.

Investigation is still ongoing.

We are glad no one was seriously hurt in this crash. We hope the driver isn’t too badly shaken up and is able to recover from his injuries quickly.

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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