Occasionally, motor vehicles traveling the roads of New Bedford, and elsewhere, may have issues, or break down altogether. This often leads to motorists pulling over to the side of the road in order to assess and fix the problem, or wait for assistance. While pulled over, however, these autos are at risk of being struck by other vehicles. Larger semi trucks particularly, can struggle to maneuver around a stalled or stopped vehicle, which can result in serious collisions.
Law enforcement in New Jersey reportedly continues to investigate the cause of a recent fatal commercial vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and a cement truck that had broken down. According to reports, the mixer was pulled onto the right shoulder of Route 287 and was being repaired by two workers. There were no possible explanations reported regarding what may have led to the collision. The big rig purportedly crashed into the side of the disabled mixer, hitting the driver and repair workers, and went on to strike another car before bursting into flames. The car also caught fire.
The driver of the cement truck was reportedly killed in the wreck, as were the two men who were working on the cement truck. It was reported that the car’s driver and passenger, a husband and wife, suffered minor injuries. They were taken to the hospital for treatment, but there have been no further details released regarding their injuries or conditions.
Whether you have lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident, or you have suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Working with an attorney can be one way to learn more about your rights and options.
Source: NJ.com, “Tractor-trailer kills 3 concrete company workers in Route 287 Mahwah wreck, police say,” Noah Cohen, June 24, 2014