May 3, 2023
Elizabeth, NJ (May 2, 2023) – Authorities in Elizabeth confirmed that 80-year-old Dawn Cole died as a result of a truck accident that took place on Sunday evening.
Just before 10:40 p.m. on April 30, the New Jersey State Police and firefighters responded to the scene of a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Reports show that a van was traveling north on the New Jersey Turnpike when it became disabled near exit 13. For reasons unknown, the vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer.
One person involved in the crash, identified as Cole, was fatally injured. Cole was pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries while at the scene.
A 59-year-old man suffered injuries in the crash. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the man injured as a result of this accident is able to recover quickly.
Our condolences go out to the family of Dawn Cole. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Fatal accidents in New Jersey take the lives of hundreds of people annually. When these accidents involve semi-trucks and commercial vehicles, they can be far more complex. This is due to the fact that there are several parties who can be held liable for an accident. Some of the common parties identified in fatal truck accidents include:
- Truck driver
- Other drivers involved in the accident
- Owner of the truck or trailer
- The government agency responsible for road maintenance
- Trucking company
- Manufacturer of the truck or parts
- The shipping or loading company
- The maintenance company or mechanic
Identifying who is liable for the accident that took your loved one's life is critical. It is important to conduct a thorough investigation to identify the factors leading to the crash. If another person is responsible for the death of your loved one, your family can pursue legal action against them. You must reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Elizabeth right away. Your attorney will want to get started on your case as soon as possible to ensure you have the strongest evidence against the defendant.
Here at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand the trauma that comes with losing a loved one, and we are devoted to providing legal support that aims to bring some peace back into your life. Our truck accident attorneys have decades of experience in delivering positive results and will fight for justice on behalf of your family.
If you have experienced the untimely death of someone close to you, feel free to reach out to our New Jersey personal injury law firm today at 800-923-3456 so we can help provide closure during these difficult times. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience 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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