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One Person Killed in Tractor-Trailer Crash

Hope Township, NJ – A tractor-trailer and a dump truck collided leaving one person dead on Monday, May 2, 2022. The crash occurred around 10:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of Hope Bridgeville Road.  

According to New Jersey State Police, the crash caused the tractor-trailer to overturn and the dump truck to spin around and start on fire. One person was thrown from their vehicle.  

Tractor-trailer Accidents 

Unfortunately, truck accidents account for over 500,000 motor vehicle accidents each year. It is critical for anyone involved in a serious crash to perform an independent legal investigation and preserve evidence. This includes reviewing:   

  • Driving records  
  • Video from the truck  
  • Driver overtime records  
  • Blind spots on the truck  
  • Phone and texting records of the driver  
  • Route the truck was traveling  
  • Recent maintenance history  
  • Driver accident history  
  • Vehicle accident history  
  • Dispatcher notes regarding the trip  
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report   
  • Police accident report  
  • Any testing of driver for alcohol and drugs  
  • Any history of driver with alcohol and drugs  
  • Inspection of road conditions 
  • Accident history on the road 
  • Video evidence of the crash  
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 
  • Determination if pavement markings are clear and up to code   

Tractor-trailer Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in tractor-trailer accidents and have found that some common causes include:

  • Inexperienced drivers  
  • Distracted driving  
  • Fatigue  
  • Speeding or reckless driving  
  • Congested roads  
  • Inadequate vehicle maintenance  
  • Improperly secured loads and equipment  

At The Barnes Firm, we understand a tractor-trailer accident can be a life-changing event. Our trusted and experienced truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in truck accidents get the best result possible. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.   

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

Location of Crash – 1200 block of Hope Bridgeville Road

1200 block of Hope Bridgeville Road

 

 

 

 

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