Howell, NJ – Woman Killed in Wreck with Cement Truck on Rt 33

Howell, NJ – Woman Killed in Wreck with Cement Truck on Rt 33

Howell, NJ (April 4, 2024) – A woman lost her life in a traffic collision in Howell on Tuesday, April 2. She was identified as a 54-year-old Canadian from Ontario. The incident occurred at around 10:28 a.m. near West Renaissance Boulevard on Route 33. She was operating a 2023 Mazda CX-5 headed west when she was involved in a head-on crash with a cement mixer headed east. The driver and passenger inside the concrete mixer were injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. Howell First Aid, Police EMS, Atlantic Health paramedics, Adelphia Fire Company, Naval Warfare Station Earle Fire Department, Squankum Fire Company, and the state Department of Transportation and Certified Auto Mall all responded to the scene. Police continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family. 

New Jersey Truck Crashes

 Howell, NJ - Woman Killed in Wreck with Cement Truck on Rt 33Truck accidents are often more serious than other forms of traffic accidents. The truth is, that semi-trucks are much heavier than passenger vehicles. In fact, they weigh about 20 or 30 times more than the average passenger vehicles that often traverse American roadways. This means that, when they become involved in crashes, they often cause a lot more damage than other types of vehicles.  Each year, around 500,000 large truck crashes are reported throughout the United States that cause tens of thousands of people to sustain injuries and thousands to lose their lives.

Several different contributing factors come into play when truck collisions happen in the state of New Jersey. Some of these may include: 

Driver error: Truck drivers are usually under a lot of pressure to meet deadlines, which can cause them to engage in risky behavior like speeding. This can lead to accidents that cause injuries and even fatalities. 

  • Mechanical failures: Tractor-trailers are complicated, large machines that need routine maintenance to remain in optimal working order. If a truck fails to be maintained properly, it may end up with problems that cause accidents.
  • Driver error: Truck drivers are often under pressure to meet deadlines which can result in them behaving in ways that risk their safety. Some of this behavior may include speeding or intoxication.
  • Poor road conditions: New Jersey roads can be in poor condition, especially during winter weather. Potholes, ice, and snow can all contribute to truck accidents.

Unfortunately, individuals hurt in truck wrecks often end up with injuries that are overwhelming and extremely painful. Some of these injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars to recover from, and result in other damages, such as: 

  • Lost earnings
  • Medical bills
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of life enjoyment
  • Property damage

A Howell truck accident lawyer can help you pursue a personal injury case to recover compensation to help cover some of the costs you face. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, a wrongful death attorney can help you recover financially and collect compensation for funeral costs and more. 

At Metro Law, our main goal is to help injured crash victims get full and fair financial compensation for their losses and damages. We fully believe that no one should have to pay for these losses that result from the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our personal injury law firm at 800-469-6476 for your free consultation today. We do not charge you anything unless you are able to gather financial compensation for the losses and damages you face.