Mahwah, NJ – Tractor-Trailer Collision Ends in Injuries on Rt 17 near Mountainside AveNY/NJ Legal News
Mahwah, NJ (August 2, 2023) – A tractor-trailer collision occurred in Mahwah on Wednesday, August 2. Reports show that a semi-truck transporting lemons was involved in a crash with an Audi on the southbound side of Route 17.
The incident occurred at around 10:00 a.m. near Mountainside Avenue, according to information provided by the Mahwah Police Department. The Audi driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation worked at the scene in an effort to inspect the damage, help clear the roadway and restore traffic back to normal.
Responders, including EMS, police, and other emergency crews, were at the crash site until approximately 6:45 p.m., forcing local drivers to have to find alternate travel routes. No one involved has been identified at this time.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
New Jersey Truck Crashes
Information provided by the New Jersey State Police shows that, in 2020, there were over 8,000 large truck accidents in the Garden State. Of these collisions, about 4,000 people sustained injuries, and over 60 people lost their lives. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in both total fatalities and collisions.
Truck collisions happen for numerous reasons. However, the majority are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Additionally, equipment failure and inclement weather contribute to traffic accidents involving trucks. Specifically, driver error/negligence contributes to the majority of truck accidents in New Jersey. Driver distraction, speeding, and fatigue are the leading types of negligence that contribute to truck collisions in New Jersey and throughout the United States.
Commercial truck accidents are often much more severe than other types of traffic collisions due to the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles. The results can be especially catastrophic when a large commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle collide, especially for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. It is important for truck drivers and other drivers to remain sober, awake, and alert while behind the wheel in order to avoid injurious and fatal accidents from occurring.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a truck accident, you may be going through a very difficult time. You may be wondering how you will pay for all of the costs related to your accident, even though right now may seem like no time to think about money. If you know that a negligent driver caused your accident, you should contact a truck accident attorney in Mahwah. A truck crash lawyer will be able to help you figure out whether you qualify for financial compensation that can help you pay for things like medical bills, wage loss, and more.
At the law office of Metro Law, we are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to personal injury law. We know what it takes to help you get the finances necessary to pay for all of the expenses related to your or your loved one’s accident. Contact our law firm to learn more about how we can help you recover at (800) 469-6476.