January 27, 2023
Belleville, NJ (January 27, 2023) – A traffic accident took place in the Belleville area on Wednesday afternoon that left two people injured. On January 25, the Belleville Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash that occurred on Washington Avenue.
According to reports from the police, 20-year-old Angel Chico-Nieves was driving a passenger vehicle in the area of Washington Avenue and Mill Street when his vehicle became involved in a collision with the box truck.
Chico-Nieves and the driver of the box truck, 61-year-old John McMillian, were both injured in the crash. Chico-Nieves was transported to University Hospital for the treatment of injuries. McMillian was transported to Clara, Mass, for emergency treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Angel Chico-Nieves and John McMillian at this time.
Truck Accidents in New Jersey
In New Jersey, nearly 100 people lose their lives every year as a result of truck accidents. Hundreds more are left with injuries that impact their lives forever. It is undeniable that semi-trucks way much more and are much larger than other vehicles sharing the road. As a result, they are more likely to cause significant damage to anything they come in contact with.
If you find yourself suffering from injuries as a result of a truck accident that took place in New Jersey, you may be able to take legal action. A truck accident lawyer in Belleville will be able to help you pursue legal action against the responsible party. Unlike car accidents, there are multiple people who can share liability for any damages that you have suffered. Common people identified in truck accidents across our state include:
- The truck driver: If the driver of the truck was speeding, impaired, or engaging in another act of negligence, they can be held liable.
- The truck company: If the truck company was engaging in any type of negligence, including the failure to maintain the vehicle or negligent hiring practices, they can be held liable for any resulting injuries and damages.
- The cargo company: If the truck accident took place as a result of cargo that shifted or spilled onto the highway, you may be able to take legal action against the cargo company in charge of loading.
- The manufacturer: If a truck crash took place as a result of a defective or malfunctioning part, you may be able to sue the manufacturer.
There are also instances where multiple parties can assume liability for any damages that you have suffered. It is important that you seek the assistance of a knowledgeable legal team as soon as possible to identify who is liable and hold them accountable.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our Belleville personal injury lawyers have the experience and skill needed to get you justice if you have been involved in a car accident. We understand how challenging it can be to attempt to file a personal injury claim while dealing with painful injuries. For this reason, we will take care of the legal aspect of your recovery as you focus on overcoming your injuries. Contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm today at 800-923-3456 to schedule a free consultation.
Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.
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