Westampton, NJ – Pedro Morales Roias & Rolando Perez Aragon Killed in Truck Crash on New Jersey Turnpike near MM 42NY/NJ Legal News
Westampton, NJ (December 26, 2022) – Two men have died as a result of a fatal truck crash that took place on Sunday morning in Westampton. On December 25, the New Jersey state police responded to a crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike.
According to reports, 30-year-old Higinio Martinez Sanchez was traveling on the right lane of the New Jersey Turnpike in a Mazda passenger sedan when his vehicle became involved in a collision with a Freightliner near mile marker 42 after both vehicles changed lanes.
The driver of the Freightliner, 34-year-old Lazaro Gonzalez, sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Sanchez suffered severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care.
Two passengers in the Mazda, 28-year-old Pedro Morales Roias and 21-year-old Rolanda Perez Aragon, were both fatally injured. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The circumstances surrounding this fatal truck accident are being investigated.
We hope Lazaro Gonzales and Higinio Martinez Sanchez recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of Pedro Morales Roias and Rolanda Perez Aragon at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Fatal truck accidents take place every year in the state of New Jersey. These accidents take the lives of more than 75 people annually. In many cases, negligence contributes to the frequency of these accidents. There are many cases where truck crashes take place due to drivers who switch lanes.
Truck drivers who switch lanes without checking their mirrors or blind spots first are putting other motorists at serious risk of a collision. In fact, fatal truck accidents caused by drivers who switch lanes are all too common.
Some truckers think they can simply merge into traffic without any consequences. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Every time a truck driver switches lanes without checking first, they’re putting everyone around them in danger.
Not only do trucks have large blind spots, but they also take longer to stop than smaller vehicles. This means that if a truck driver doesn’t leave enough space between them and the car in front of them when they switch lanes, they could easily cause a rear-end collision.
Of course, not all accidents involving trucks are due to the driver’s negligence. Sometimes, another driver may cut off a truck, causing the trucker to swerve into oncoming traffic or off the road altogether. But even in these cases, it’s important for the truck driver to use caution and not put other people in danger by driving erratically.
If your loved one died as a result of a fatal truck accident caused by a driver who failed to take proper safety precautions when switching lanes, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. A skilled Westhampton wrongful death lawyer can help you understand your rights and the legal options that you have moving forward.
At Metro Law, our skilled and knowledgeable Westampton truck accident lawyers have more than four decades of experience with wrongful death cases in New Jersey and can help protect your rights after the loss of your loved one. Our team of experienced lawyers will work hard to get you the justice that your family deserves. We offer a free consultation so call us at 800-469-6476 today, so you can talk to one of our lawyers about your legal options. Contact our team today to get started on your case.
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 identify any false information in the story or want the post 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. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not 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.