Runnemade: Trucker Injured as Trailer Jackknifes on NJ TNP

Runnemade: Trucker Injured as Trailer Jackknifes on NJ TNP >

Date Published: 2020/04/15

A truck driver suffered minor injuries after his truck jackknifed on the NJ Turnpike Monday morning, April 13.

According to reports from the preliminary investigation, the truck driver was on the ramp headed to Exit 3 when the tractor-trailer jackknifed near the toll plaza at around 8:50 a.m.

When emergency responders arrived at the location, they found the truck driver outside the truck, suffering from a minor leg injury. The truck driver refused medical attention, but is expected to be okay.

There were delays on the ramp while emergency responders fix the tractor-trailer.

We’re glad no one was seriously hurt in this accident. We hope the driver recovers from his leg injury as quickly as possible.

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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