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Tractor Trailer Crash Leaves One Dead and One Injured

Newark, NJ – A crash involving two trucks and three cars occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2022, around 6 a.m. The crash happened on I-78. 

According to officials, a tractor trailer lost control, hit a guardrail, and then slammed into another truck driving the opposite way. Three other cars were also hit. The driver of one tractor trailer, Israel Herrera Flores, died in the crash. One other person was seriously injured and transported to the hospital. 

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 
  • Blinds spots on the truck 
  • Phone and texting records of the driver 
  • Route the truck was traveling 
  • Recent maintenance history 
  • Driver accident history 
  • Any video evidence of the crash 
  • Copy of company’s driver attentiveness system report 
  • Police accident report 
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol 
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol 
  • All eyewitness accounts of the crash 
  • Accident history on this road 

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

Our trusted and experienced tractor trailer accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in tractor-trailer 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.   

 

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