Monroe, NJ – Thurman H. Smith Jr. Killed in Collision Involving Dump Truck on Glassboro RdNY/NJ Legal News
Monroe, NJ (October 11, 2022) – Police responded to the scene when a collision between a passenger vehicle and a dump truck left one person dead on a roadway in Gloucester County on Thursday, October 6th.
37-year-old Thurman H. Smith Jr., a resident of Chesilhurst, was driving westbound on Glassboro Road in the area of Fries Mill Road in Monroe Township at about 12:00 a.m. when he was involved in a crash with a dump truck traveling in the same direction.
Smith died at the scene.
The truck driver, a 34-year-old man from Atco, was unharmed during the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Thurman H. Smith Jr., at this time.
Dump Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Being involved in a dump truck accident can cause serious injuries and death.
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.
It is a dump truck driver’s job to operate an extremely large and heavy vehicle that transports loads of different materials in an open container on its back. Given the considerably bigger size of a dump truck, it can be difficult to navigate traffic.
Numerous factors can cause an accident involving a passenger vehicle and a dump truck. Drivers who are inexperienced do not know how to properly handle emergency situations or, in some cases, how to even drive the vehicle safely. In some scenarios, a driver may be distracted by their phone, stopping them from observing their surroundings.
Other common causes of New Jersey dump truck crashes include:
High Center of Gravity
All commercial trucks have a high center of gravity, making them prone to rollovers. Truck drivers are required to make sure that the materials they are transporting are distributed evenly in the bed. Any freight that is loaded improperly can lead to instability with the vehicle’s weight, which will prevent the driver from maintaining control of the truck and could result in a rollover during a sharp turn or unexpected braking.
The container on a dump truck can obstruct the driver’s view of what is next to them and behind them. Blind spots in an oversized truck are much bigger than those on a passenger vehicle and require more diligence when it comes to making sure it is safe to change lanes.
If you were injured in a collision with a dump truck and you feel that operator negligence was the cause, contact the dump truck injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see what legal options are open for you.
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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.