Kearny, NJ – Truck on Fire from SB Crash on NJ TNPK

Kearny, NJ – Truck on Fire from SB Crash on NJ TNPK

Kearny, NJ (January 25, 2023) – On early Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023,  local New Jersey authorities reported a truck fire on the New Jersey Turnpike. The truck burst into flames after it collided with another vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur located in Hudson County. 

Local Hudson County Police Officers, as well as county firefighters, and emergency medical services, were dispatched immediately to the scene. 

Near exit 15W, the emergency responders rushed to the southbound New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur after receiving reports of a vehicle on fire at about 5:32 a.m. Immediately following a car-truck crash, firefighters found a truck heavily engulfed in flames. This caused authorities to close all lanes for a period of time. 

It remains unknown how the accident initially occurred. A search was launched for victims who may have been ejected onto the highway as a result, according to the local police. Paramedics were called to the scene to assist the injured parties. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Firefighters were unable to put out the fire until heavy traffic began to back up on the highway. Emergency responders worked as fast as they could to clear the highway, and shortly after the accident, the police okayed two lanes to reopen. 

Investigations by the local authorities are currently underway to determine the cause of the fire, as well as the initial cause of the accident. No other information has been reported at this time. 

Our thoughts are with those involved or affected by this collision.

New Jersey Accident Statistics

Kearny, NJ-Truck on Fire from SB Crash on NJ TNPK

New Jersey experienced almost 277,000 automobile accidents in 2022. The injuries sustained by accident victims led to the death of 524 people. 

The state faces factors such as distracted drivers, who are becoming more common over the past few years. Most New Jersey accidents are caused by drivers using handheld devices or cell phones with hands-free capabilities. It has also been proven that impaired driving contributes to unsafe driving, which has been increasing in the past few years as well. 

A national insurance company ranked New Jersey second to last for driving safety in a study. In New Jersey State Police statistics, there are nearly 740 deaths for every 670 incidents that result in fatalities.

The county roads were the scene of nearly 171,000 accidents in total. The most common sites of automobile accidents in New Jersey are highways and intersections. Another cause of accidents is everyday traffic congestion on our roads.

Families or those who are injured in automobile accidents may have legal options. To ensure a successful outcome in your case, it may be beneficial to have a New Jersey auto accident attorney on your side.

The New Jersey auto accident attorneys at Metro Law can help clients with overwhelming bills resulting from a loved one’s accident. A personal injury attorney can also assist you in recovering damages for property damage, lost wages, and other losses.

The attorneys working at Metro Law are committed to protecting your family’s legal rights after they have been affected by an auto accident. Providing constant guidance and advice to our clients is essential to achieving justice. Providing families with informed legal guidance is our firm’s mission. Get in touch with Metro Law today by calling 800-469-6476 to speak with a lawyer about moving forward from your accident.

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.