October 6, 2023
Pequannock, NJ (May 16, 2023) – The police confirmed that 57-year-old Silverio Mazzella lost his life as a result of a rear-end truck accident that took place in Pequannock on Monday morning. The accident was reported at around 5:15 a.m. on May 15.
Reports from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office indicate that 45-year-old Angel Carabello-Maldona was allegedly using his cell phone while operating a garbage truck on Route 23 during the morning hours. As a result, he slammed his vehicle into the rear end of an SUV.
The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to burst into flames. The driver of the SUV, identified as Mazzella, was trapped inside his vehicle. Authorities had to extricate the victim. Despite medical efforts, Mazzella ended up passing away from his injuries at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences go out to the family of Silverio Mazzella at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Fatal accidents take place in New Jersey every day. In fact, these accidents end up taking the lives of hundreds of people annually. Unfortunately, driver negligence continues to play a large role in a significant number of accidents. One action in particular, operating a vehicle while distracted, continues to be a leading factor in the vast majority of accidents across our state.
The issue of distracted driving has become increasingly prevalent as cell phone usage continues to rise. Unfortunately, not only are individuals putting themselves at risk by using their phones while driving, but they are also endangering the lives of others on the road. This is particularly true when people are operating large trucks while distracted.
Large commercial vehicles have the potential to cause severe and devastating injuries. Unfortunately, when vehicles catch on fire as a result of a collision, the results are often catastrophic. The consequences of a fatal truck accident can be devastating both financially and emotionally, leaving families grieving and struggling to cope with such a tragic loss.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal truck accident, your family may have legal options. You should reach out to a Pequannock wrongful death lawyer at once. Your lawyer will begin building a case on your family’s behalf to ensure you are able to get justice for your loved one.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand your pain and are here to provide knowledgeable legal counsel so that you don’t have to worry about the financial burdens associated with it.
Our experienced attorneys work alongside grieving families each day to ensure they get closure and justice for their beloved ones. If your family is currently going through this trying time, please do not hesitate to reach out to our New Jersey firm at 800-923-3456 for dedicated support in getting justice for your loved one.
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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