Hamilton, NJ – Torrey Flim Dies Following Collision With Dump Truck on I-195 Near I-295

Hamilton, NJ – Torrey Flim Dies Following Collision With Dump Truck on I-195 Near I-295

Hamilton, NJ (August 29, 2022) – A woman died during a collision involving a dump truck on Interstate 195 on Saturday, August 27th. 

The three-vehicle crash took place at about 12:10 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate at Exit 1B, near the interchange with NJ-29 and I-295.  

23-year-old Torrey Flim, a resident, of Hamilton, died at the scene.  

After Flim’s Hyundai and the dump truck crashed into one another, the truck plowed through a guardrail and came to a stop partly in the eastbound lanes. Flim’s vehicle was then struck from behind by a Mitsubishi SUV.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Torrey Flim, at this time.

Dump Truck Accidents in New Jersey

Hamilton, NJ - Torrey Flim Dies Following Collision With Dump Truck on I-195 Near I-295

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 two factors combined result in our streets and highways needing frequent repairs and expansions. 

The injuries resulting from a dump truck crash are often quite serious for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Dump trucks 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 dump truck can cause an accident that doesn’t physically involve the truck at all.  

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

  • Poorly trained operators
  • Overloaded truck beds 
  • Improperly secured payloads
  • Blind spots and limited visibility 
  • Sleep-deprived drivers
  • Making dangerous turns
  • Failing to yield/Improperly entering a roadway
  • Inadequate truck maintenance causing worn tires, non-working lights, et al.

If you were injured in a dump truck accident, you should seek the guidance of a New Jersey commercial truck accident lawyer who has years of practice in identifying all relevant rules and regulations that could influence your case.

If you were injured in a collision with a dump truck and you feel that operator negligence was the cause, contact our dump truck accident lawyers 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.