Clark, NJ – Scott Stadnik Dies in Crane Rollover on Garden State Pky

Clark, NJ – Scott Stadnik Dies in Crane Rollover on Garden State Pky

Clark, NJ (June 23, 2022) – The operator of a crane involved in an accident that caused it to overturn into the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway on Thursday, June 23rd died after being partially ejected.

49-year-old Scott Stadnik, a resident of Flemington, died when the Freightliner M2 overturned and rolled across the center and two righthand right lanes of the roadway in the area of the Central Avenue exit in Clark. 

The accident took place at about 6:45 a.m. creating a gridlock that stretched about 10 miles.  

Stadnik’s passenger, a 41-year-old man, was unharmed during the incident.   

That section of the parkway was reopened to traffic by 11:15 a.m.  

The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Scott Stadnik, at this time.

Construction Machinery Accidents in New Jersey

Clark, NJ - Scott Stadnik Dies in Crane Rollover on Garden State Pky

Drivers in New Jersey are well acquainted with construction zones, which routinely cause construction vehicles and large trucks to be in close proximity to smaller vehicles attempting to navigate altered road patterns while avoiding loose materials and construction barrels. Due to the commonality of this situation, accidents involving construction vehicles are one of the main causes of severe injuries and deaths out of all vehicle accidents in New Jersey.

The injuries resulting from a construction vehicle crash are often quite serious for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. construction vehicles are considerably heavier and larger than many other vehicles, particularly when they are carrying construction materials or debris. In fact, debris falling off the back of a construction vehicle can cause an accident that doesn’t physically involve the truck at all.  

The team of lawyers that represent the commercial company that owns the construction vehicles or the construction company will begin their investigation immediately after a construction vehicle crash in an effort to minimize their liability for any damages resulting from the accident. This makes it imperative that you act equally quickly in hiring your own construction vehicle accident lawyer to study the scene of the accident scene and collect evidence that supports your version of events promptly after your accident. 

In recent years, New Jersey’s population has ballooned. This means that our roadways are often overcrowded with drivers who are in too much of a hurry to notice. These factors combined cause streets and highways to need frequent expansions and repairs. 

The increased number of construction vehicles on the New Jersey roadways is an obvious contributor to the frequency of these accidents. construction vehicles accidents can, however, also be caused by:

  • Drivers with no or inadequate training
  • Trucks that are overloaded or improperly loaded resulting in a rollover
  • Poorly secured cargo
  • Reduced visibility/Blind spots
  • Exhausted drivers
  • Turns that are too tight for the vehicle’s size
  • Improperly entering a roadway/Failing to yield
  • Lack of vehicle maintenance leading to worn brakes or tires, non-working lights, et al.

If you were injured in a collision with a construction vehicle and you feel that operator negligence was the cause, contact the construction vehicle accident lawyers at Metro Law in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see what legal options are open for you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.