August 18, 2023
South Hackensack, NJ (February 28, 2023) – A man and woman were hospitalized following a crash involving a dump truck that took place in South Hackensack. The accident was reported to the New Jersey State Police at approximately 4:30 a.m. on February 27.
According to reports, a Land Rover was traveling westbound on Route 80 in Bergen County during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, the vehicle became involved in a collision with a Mack MR6 truck in the area near the Huyler Street overpass.
The SUV was completely demolished as a result of the accident. The garbage truck went through a guardrail and a chain-link fence.
Two people in the SUV, identified as an adult male and a female, were both significantly injured. The two victims were transported to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center. The driver of the truck was not injured.
The New Jersey State Police and area firefighters blocked off three lanes of travel on Route 80 as they worked to remove the damaged vehicles and debris from the scene. Authorities spent an extended time on-site providing assistance.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated.
We hope the man and woman injured in this accident recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Accidents involving trucks are usually some of the most severe accidents reported. These vehicles are much larger than others sharing the road. As a result, they are more likely to cause severe damage to anything they come in contact with. For people who are inside smaller passenger vehicles, the results can be disastrous.
Every year, thousands of people are hurt as a result of truck crashes across the state of New Jersey. In many instances, the injured parties are left with severe compound fractures, catastrophic brain injuries, and even spinal cord injuries that leave them permanently paralyzed. The aftermath of a truck accident can be incredibly overwhelming for those involved.
Trying to deal with the financial consequences of a truck crash can be incredibly difficult. If you have suffered injuries in a truck accident that was caused by another driver's careless or negligent actions, you may be able to take legal action. When it comes to truck accidents in the state of New Jersey, there are generally multiple parties who can be held liable for any resulting injuries or damages. These include:
- The driver of the truck who is in charge of operating the vehicle responsibly.
- The truck company that is in charge of hiring responsible drivers.
- The maintenance company charged with inspecting and maintaining the vehicle.
- The cargo loading company that is required to engage in safe loading practices.
- The parts manufacturers that are required to put out parts that function correctly.
It is important that you hire a North Hackensack truck accident lawyer who can investigate the crash and identify who is liable for your resulting damages.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the legal system after an accident and strive to provide our clients with the legal aid they need. If you’ve been in a car accident and would like to discuss your case and the potential for compensation, please don't hesitate to call us. We are available by phone seven days a week at 800-923-3465 and offer free consultations so that we may review your case.
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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