Newark, NJ – Injury Accident Involving Overturned Fire Truck on Lafayette St near Mulberry StNY/NJ Legal News
Newark, NJ (August 3, 2023) – A fire truck in Newark was responding to an alarm when a hit-and-run collision caused it to overturn at around 9:30 on Sunday. The incident was reported near the Prudential Center on Sunday night, July 30.
Reports from local sources show the incident occurred near the intersection of Lafayette Street and Mulberry Street. The driver who struck the truck fled on foot, leaving behind two injured passengers.
The passengers were treated by paramedics and transported to University Hospital. Three firefighters also sustained injuries in the collision, all of which were said to be non-life-threatening.
Mulberry Street was closed after the collision while crews worked to investigate the details of the crash. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Crime Scene Investigations Bureau is still investigating the collision.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
Car crashes happen in New Jersey and throughout the United States for a multitude of different reasons. From bad weather to vehicle repairs to negligent driving, these traffic accidents happen hundreds of times per day, and hundreds of thousands of times each and every year. In fact, in one recent year, over 120,000 auto collisions were reported in the Garden State. The most common reason car crashes take place in New Jersey is currently driver negligence.
Several forms of negligent driving are displayed by American drivers. Most often, we operate our vehicles while distracted. More than 400,000 car wrecks are reported annually in the United States that take the lives of around 3,000 people per year. Additionally, intoxication, speeding, and fatigue are three other common forms of driver negligence displayed by drivers in the US.
When you or someone you love has been hurt in a collision caused by a negligent driver, you should contact a car crash lawyer who can help you recover. A car crash attorney in Newark can help you gather the maximum financial compensation available for the losses and damages you face in relation to your accident. When you suffer serious injuries because another person chose to act negligently while behind the wheel, you are most likely eligible to collect compensation for medical care, vehicle repair costs, wage loss, pain, suffering, loss of life enjoyment, emotional turmoil, and more.
Call the skilled and reputable law office of Metro Law as soon as you can at (800) 469-6476 to learn more about our ability to aid you through this trying time. We work on contingency which means you owe us nothing unless you are awarded full and fair financial compensation for the losses and damages you face in relation to your collision. Call our law office for a free consultation concerning your accident.