A South Brunswick, New Jersey truck accident killed a man after his vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on August 2nd. Middlesex County prosecutors say that the man, a 37-year-old from Fairless Hills, was driving north on Route 1 near the Blackhorse Lane intersection when he died after a tractor-trailer collided into the back-end of his 2011 Nissan Versa. The truck driver, a 56-year-old man from Harrisville, Rhode Island, failed to stop in time, crashing into the Nissan. While the accident occurred at approximately 4:19 a.m., the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident shortly thereafter, at 4:44 a.m.
Prosecutors have indicated that no decision has yet been made on whether to charge the driver of the tractor-trailer with a crime. Police have asked members of the public to call South Brunswick Police or Middlesex County Prosecutors with any information about the traffic accident.
Because of their weight and size, commercial trucks can cause enormous damage in the event of an accident, including severe injury and death. Because of the risk that large trucks pose to other motorists, truck drivers have a professional and legal obligation to exercise the highest level of caution when sharing the road by complying with trucking regulations. Any mistake or lapse of judgment by a truck driver may result in a person's death.
A qualified attorney may be able to help to obtain compensation for the victim or victim's family when the negligence of a truck driver has caused loss of expected earnings, loss of benefits like pensions and medical coverage, loss of inheritance or pain and suffering.
Source: Phillyburbs.com, "Fairless Hills man killed in New Jersey accident", Chris English , August 06, 2013