North Bergen, NJ – Officer Julio Noriega Killed, One Injured During Truck Accident at 41st St and Tonnelle Ave

North Bergen, NJ – Officer Julio Noriega Killed, One Injured During Truck Accident at 41st St and Tonnelle Ave

North Bergen, NJ (January 10, 2022) – A New Jersey police officer was killed during a collision with a sanitation truck on Saturday, January 8th in North Bergen.  

Officials have since identified the victim as North Bergen Police officer Julio Noriega.

The accident took place at about 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of Tonnelle Avenue and 41st Street, near M&J Hot Bagel and Deli.  

Noriega was reporting to work when his Honda and a sanitation truck collided with one another, causing his car to catch on fire.

Noriega was extricated from the burning vehicle and taken by ambulance to Jersey City Medical Center, where he passed away due to his injuries. 

The truck operator was unharmed during the crash, His passenger, however, was hospitalized with non-critical injuries.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Julio Noriega, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Truck Accidents in New Jersey

North Bergen, NJ - Officer Julio Noriega Killed, One Injured During Truck Accident at 41st St and Tonnelle Ave

Truck accidents almost always result in serious injuries and death. To ensure that the victims of truck accidents are fully compensated, they need proper legal representation.  

The classification of the truck involved in your accident will govern which safety ordinances apply to your accident. Also, there are numerous regulations that govern the operators themselves, like mandatory drug testing, compulsory physicals, and constraints on the number of hours they are allowed to work.

Our firm has extensive knowledge of all applicable laws and regulations, such as New Jersey Vehicle & Traffic Law, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations, and the New Jersey State Department of Transportation Regulations. 

For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which falls under the purview of The United States Department of Transportation, has the power to mandate safety regulations that trucking companies and their truck operators must follow. 

After being involved in an accident, many victims are overcome by fear, confusion, and helplessness. In order to deal with the mental, physical, and financial consequences victims face moving forward, New Jersey provides victims with the ability to file legal claims against the at-fault parties. 

If you or a family member was injured or killed in a commercial truck accident, you need to employ a New Jersey truck accident attorney who has extensive experience in applying all relevant laws and regulations to your claim.

North Bergen Truck Accident Lawyers

These claims, filed in civil courts, enable victims to recover compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, repairs, and lost wages. When victims sustain injuries in collisions as a result of other drivers’ actions, they should contact a North Bergen commercial truck accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.

Working with an attorney in the aftermath of your accident is your best bet at recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your legal claim. Our team at Metro Law is well-versed in handling personal injury claims surrounding motor vehicle accidents for victims.

 Our team of personal injury lawyers in North Bergen has helped numerous victims collect millions of dollars for their claims. Our knowledge of personal injury laws enables us to provide an aggressive and responsive legal representation to those in need. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position imaginable moving forward after being injured in a preventable collision in New Jersey. 

If you were injured in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our New Jersey commercial truck accident attorneys at (800) 469-6478 to see what legal options are available for 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.