Gloucester County, NJ – Vehicle Crash on NJ Turnpike Claims Two Lives

Gloucester County, NJ – Vehicle Crash on NJ Turnpike Claims Two Lives

Gloucester County, NJ (January 24, 2023) – Two vehicles collided on the New Jersey Turnpike a week and a half ago, on January 15, 2023. The accident resulted in the death of a driver as well as a passenger.

Just before 4 p.m. Sunday, a truck hauling a tanker trailer merged into the right lane on the Turnpike as it traveled northbound on the ramp from the Interchange 2 in Woolwich Township, according to the New Jersey State Police.

An oncoming van struck the rear of the truck from the right lane, New Jersey State Police said. In the following moments of the initial collision, the van ran off the turnpike. The van then overturned and ended up landing in a ravine on the side of the road.

Emergency responders were quick to arrive on the scene, and they worked to rescue the victims of the accident. Both the driver of the van and the passenger sustained fatal injuries. The victims were ages 29 and 24. It remains unknown if the driver of the truck suffered any injuries or what their current medical condition is. 

The crash remains under investigation by the New Jersey State Police.

Our thoughts are with those involved in this collision. 

New Jersey Accident Statistics Gloucester County, NJ -Vehicle Crash on NJ TRPK Kills 2

In 2022, almost 277,000 automobile accidents took place in New Jersey. The number of injuries suffered by accident victims was 60,000, and 524 of the cases were fatal. Almost 171,000 of those accidents occurred on county roads. Automobile accidents typically occur on highways and intersections. Traffic congestion also impacts the rate of accidents that take place every year. 

In a study conducted by an insurance company, New Jersey ranked second to worst when it came to driving safety. For every 670 reported fatal accidents, 740 people are killed, according to a study conducted by the New Jersey State Police.

New Jersey has faced a rising incline of distracted drivers over the last few years. In New Jersey, handheld devices and hands-free cell phone use contribute to accidents all the time. Impaired driving is another factor that contributes to unsafe driving.  

A person injured or killed in an auto accident caused by someone else may have legal options available to them and their family. Having an Auto Accident Attorney in New Jersey can help you and your family understand the law.

Our team at Metro Law wants to assist you with receiving compensation for the collision. Our Auto Accident Attorneys can assist clients when they are facing medical bills. Additionally, they can help you recover property damage, lost wages, and other losses resulting from an accident.

Our Auto Accident Attorneys at Metro Law are committed to protecting your family’s legal rights. In every step of the legal process, we offer guidance and advice to our clients. The mission of our firm is to assist families in making legal decisions that are in their best interest. Call Metro Law today at  800-469-6476 to start the process of moving forward.

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.