Lawrence, NJ – Dump Truck & SUV Collide, Cause Injuries on Rt 1 near Quaker Bridge MalNY/NJ Legal News
Lawrence, NJ (October 26, 2022) – An injury crash happened on a roadway in Lawrence Township on October 26. Shortly after 3:10 p.m., a dump truck and an SUV collided for reasons still under police investigation.
Sources report the accident occurred along Route 1 near the Quaker Bridge Mall. Traffic in the area was reduced to a standstill while crews worked at the wreck site.
The crash happened in the southbound lanes of Route 1 just before the Kelly Viaduct. During the incident, the dump truck struck the Jersey barrier separating southbound Route 1 and northbound Route 1. The force of the crash tore down several feet of chain link fence that sat along the top of the barrier. The impact also put holes in the barrier itself, causing pieces of concrete and debris to scatter into the northbound lanes of the roadway.
Both vehicles then came to a complete stop near the ramps of the Kelly Viaduct. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage in the collision.
Firefighters from Lawrence Township were called to the scene to attempt to contain diesel fuel that had spilled out of the dump truck. The truck contained about 70 gallons of fuel, reports said. A large portion of that fuel spilled out onto the roadway.
A New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection response team as well as the hazardous materials task force with the Trenton Fire Department were called sometime later to help clean up the fuel and minimize any impact from the spill.
At this time, it remains unclear how many people were hurt in the accident. Police in Lawrence continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
In New Jersey, there are approximately 61,000 car wrecks reported per year. Many of these accidents result in injuries and fatalities. There are usually more traffic collisions in Essex County than in any other county in New Jersey. In the United States, millions of people are hurt in car wrecks every year. Per day, the United States sees more than 17,000 car crashes. Auto accidents cause tens of thousands of deaths per year in the US, killing more than 40,000 people annually. This is about the same number of people who lose their lives per year due to gun violence.
When you or a family member has been seriously hurt in a crash, you may be dealing with an array of difficult consequences. Financial problems, painful injuries, and emotional stress may be weighing you down and keeping you from living your life how you want to. You deserve to be able to recover after you’ve been hurt in a crash, especially if it wasn’t your fault.
Negligent drivers cause serious injuries and death in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Distracted driving is the most common type of negligent driving seen in the United States today. This is due to the use of smartphones. The number of people who choose to text and drive has skyrocketed in the past ten years.
Sustaining serious injuries at the hands of a negligent driver can be frustrating and painful. While you’re stuck in the hospital recovering from your injuries, you’re probably unable to immediately return to work, meaning you’re missing much-needed paychecks and racking up medical bills.
Depending on the details of your wreck, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for financial compensation. If you are under the impression that a negligent driver caused your accident, you should call a personal injury lawyer in New Jersey.
A car crash lawyer in Lawrence from Metro Law will be able to help you file a claim if you believe that your injuries were the result of another driver’s careless actions. Driver intoxication, distraction, and fatigue are all different dangerous forms of negligence that can lead to serious injuries or worse.
You can call our law office at (800) 469-6476 to explore the legal options available to 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.