Wharton, NJ – One Seriously Hurt in Collision on Rt 80 near Milepost 38.8NY/NJ Legal News
Wharton, NJ (November 1, 2023) – A traffic accident in Wharton caused two people to sustain injuries. One was seriously hurt while the other suffered minor injuries.
The wreck was reported on Route 80 on Tuesday evening, October 31, at around 7:40 p.m. A Subaru SUV and a Volvo tractor-trailer were traveling on Route 80 near milepost 38.8 when the Subaru, operated by a Highland Lakes resident, age 32, quickly slowed down due to a stop in traffic caused by a prior collision.
The Subaru was then struck in the rear by the tractor-trailer, operated by a Scranton, Pennsylvania resident, age 63. While the man from Scranton suffered minor injuries, the other driver was seriously hurt in the crash.
Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Our thoughts are with those with injuries. No further information has been reported at this time.
New Jersey Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are often more severe than other types of crashes. The fact that trucks are so heavy and much larger than other vehicles means that, when they become involved in accidents, they usually cause severe damage to both vehicles and individuals involved. Thousands of people lose their lives per year due to truck collisions in the United States. On average, the US sees over 380,000 truck collisions per year that cause tens of thousands of people to sustain injuries and around 5,000 to lose their lives. About 6% of reported auto collisions in the United States involve large trucks.
Truck accidents can happen for numerous reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in New Jersey include:
- Driver error: Truck drivers are usually pressured to meet tight deadlines, leading them to take risks while operating their vehicles, like driving too fast, while fatigued, or even intoxicated.
- Mechanical failures: Trucks require routine maintenance to remain in safe working order. They are complex machines, and, if they are not mindfully maintained, serious issues can develop that end in severe injuries for drivers and passengers alike.
- Poor road conditions: New Jersey roads may be poorly kept, especially during winter weather. Snow, ice, and potholes may all cause truck collisions.
Unfortunately, those victimized in truck wrecks often end up with financial issues that are difficult to overcome. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck crash, it is important to act swiftly and contact an attorney who may be able to help you recover. A Wharton truck accident lawyer can help you pursue a personal injury case to recover compensation to help cover some of the costs you face.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a New Jersey truck crash, the law office of Metro Law is here to help you recover. Our main goal is to help you receive the financial compensation and justice you need and deserve during the difficult aftermath of your recent crash. Contact our office at 800-469-6476 for your free consultation today.