Randolph, NJ – Four-Vehicle Injury Crash Involving Semi, Traffic Light on Rt 10NY/NJ Legal News
Randolph, NJ (May 20, 2022) – A traffic collision involving a semi-truck and four other vehicles knocked down a stoplight on Route 10 in Morris County on Thursday, May 19th.
The traffic signal at the intersection of Canfield Avenue and Route 10 in Randolph was toppled when a semi-truck collided with four other cars at about 12:15 p.m.
One person was medically transported in unknown condition after the incident.
Turning access to Canfield Avenue was restricted in both directions.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation was on the scene attempting to repair the post.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Multi-Vehicle Collisions in New Jersey
Although vehicle collisions are deeply disquieting events, they happen every day in every state nationwide and New Jersey is no exception. Every time you get behind the wheel, you have no way of foreseeing when or if some reckless driver is going to crash into your vehicle, leaving you seriously injured.
To make matters worse, instead of your collision involving two vehicles, it may involve several. A multi-vehicle collision is just that; a collision involving more than two vehicles and, of course, more than two vehicle occupants. Oftentimes, these crashes start as a basic two-car incident on the roadway. All drivers in the immediate area, however, are compelled to react in the blink of an eye. They may not have enough time to come to a stop or, at the very least, circumvent the initial crash if they are too close when it happens.
This can result in a pile-up or chain reaction collision wherein a third car will crash into the first two, and then a fourth car slams into those three, and so on. The total number of motor vehicles involved will depend primarily on how busy the section of roadway is and the speed at which the involved drivers are traveling. The most serious multi-car crashes typically occur on interstates where everyone is driving at a high rate of speed.
When multi-car accidents happen, there are often multiple victims that sustain grievous bodily injuries and serious damage to their vehicles. If you acted responsibly during a multi-car crash, then you will not be held accountable, meaning you will probably be eligible to collect compensation for your losses from both the at-fault driver as well as your insurance company.
A report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, since 2015, the United States has seen an uptick of over 11% in multi-car collisions. As the country’s population grows unchecked, the number of new, inexperienced, irate, thoughtless, distracted, and reckless drivers on the road grows right along with it. Our congested roadways are just one of the myriad reasons for the higher rate of multi-vehicle crashes.
Our firm has fought vigorously on behalf of their injured clients to make sure their legal rights are guarded after being harmed in an avoidable accident within the state. After a multi-vehicle accident, contact our multi-car collision lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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.