Truck drivers have difficult jobs. Often they are expected to put in long days and may sometimes face delays through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, a driver who is tired or distracted could cause a truck accident that has a significant impact on everyone involved. In fact, reports indicate that a recent accident in New Jersey injured seven people.
The incident happened in the southbound lanes of Route 1 at approximately 5:30 p.m., during rush hour traffic. Police reports claim that a tractor-trailer driver lost control, which caused an accident that involved nine vehicles. Witnesses, including those involved in the accident, claim that cars were stopped at a red light, but the truck failed to stop, causing it to plow into the stopped vehicles.
Of the seven people who were injured, one is in critical condition and two are children. The tractor-trailer driver was also transported to the hospital and reportedly faces police questioning. The truck is operated by Racing Transport.
Even minor injuries can create extensive medical bills that often leave victims facing a mountain of debt. Critical injuries can place a family in a precarious financial situation as a result of lost wages and medical bills. When victims are injured as a result of another’s negligence, they may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. In a truck accident such as this, the truck driver’s employer may also hold responsibility and be included as a defendant. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these New Jersey victims seek appropriate recompense.