Earlier this week, an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a van closed 35 miles of the southbound lane of the New Jersey Turnpike for nearly 5 hours.
An investigation into the crash is underway. It reportedly involved a tractor trailer that rear-ended a van towing canoes just south of Interchange 1, the exit for the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Officials closed the southbounds lanes from there to Interchange 4, Mount Laurel. The accident occurred around 2:30 AM.
The truck driver was not injured, but state troopers performed CPR on the van’s driver. She was flown to a hospital in stable condition.
Although an investigation is underway as to the cause of this accident, the severity of the van driver’s injuries go to show just how dangerous getting hit from behind by a tractor trailer can be. The time of the accident can also cause us to call into question the truck driver’s attention to the road and how long he may have been on the road before the accident occurred. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you may have a case. Contact the attorney team at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.