August 18, 2023
Elizabeth, NJ (February 15, 2023) – Multiple victims were hospitalized as a result of a major bus crash that took place on Tuesday in the Elizabeth area.
On February 14, officials were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Preliminary reports indicate that at around 7:30 a.m., a New Jersey transit bus crashed into a Mack truck in a Freightliner on the Turnpike. The incident caused severe delays in the area of mile marker 99.4.
The New Jersey State Police and firefighters blocked off multiple lanes in the area as they provided assistance.
There were 29 people on board the bus at the time of the accident. A total of 25 victims suffered injuries. Multiple victims were provided treatment at the scene before being transported to area hospitals.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly. Our thoughts are with all of them at this time.
Car Accidents in New Jersey
An average of 60,000 bus accidents are reported every year in the United States. Even though the majority of these accidents result in property damage only, hundreds of people end up losing their lives while thousands more are left with serious injuries as a result of these accidents. In fact, estimates show that approximately 14,000 people are hospitalized as a result of bus accidents in our country annually.
Being involved in a bus accident can be incredibly devastating. People harmed often require extensive medical treatment. We see countless incidents where victims are left with trauma to the head, severe compound fractures, and even spinal cord injuries as a result of these accidents.
After being injured in a bus accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. These claims can provide financial relief for a variety of damages that you face. In order to be successful, you must be able to identify who was liable.
The party who is liable for damages after a bus accident in New Jersey depends on the specific circumstances of the accident. In some cases, the driver of the bus may be held liable if he or she was at fault for the accident. This would include circumstances where a driver was using their phone or speeding, for example.
In other cases, the company that owns the bus may be held liable if the accident was caused by a mechanical defect or other issues with the bus. If the accident was caused by another vehicle, then that vehicle's driver may be held liable. If multiple parties are at fault for the accident, they may all be held liable for damages.
It is important that you seek the assistance of an Elizabeth bus accident lawyer immediately. An attorney will be able to investigate your accident and identify the circumstances that led to the crash occurring. They will be able to identify all of the liable parties and take legal action against them.
Our dedicated New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq are committed to helping those who have been injured in car accidents to seek the justice and financial compensation they deserve.
With more than three decades of experience providing clients with compassionate and personalized legal representation, our fearless legal advocates will work hard on your behalf. If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, we encourage you to contact our law firm today for a free consultation at 800-923-3456 for a free consultation to get started.
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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