January 25, 2023
Woolwich, NJ (January 19, 2023) – Two people have died as a result of a major truck crash that occurred on Sunday in the Woolwich area. Just before 4 p.m., on January 15, the New Jersey State Police responded to a traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Reports from law enforcement show that 29-year-old Bryan Matos-Gonzales of Raleigh, North Carolina, was driving a van with his passenger, 24-year-old Jansel Lopez of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on the New Jersey Turnpike.
At the same time, a tanker truck was entering the northbound side of the highway from a ramp near Interchange 2. As the vehicle entered the road, the two vehicles collided.
The impact of the crash caused the van to veer off the road and overturn. The van came to rest in a ravine.
Matos-Gonzales and Lopez both suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. They were pronounced deceased at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently being investigated.
Our condolences are with the families of Bryan Matos-Gonzales and Jansel Lopez at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Studies from the US Census Bureau show that there are just over 6 million cars in the state of New Jersey. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people utilize the states roadways to make it to their destinations. As you can imagine, the high traffic volume increases the chances of being involved in an accident. As a result, hundreds of thousands of auto accidents are reported in the state of New Jersey every year. These accidents leave tens of thousands of people injured. Unfortunately, more than 700 people end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered. When semi-trucks are involved in accidents, the chances of suffering fatal injuries are drastically increased.
Dealing with the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one can be incredibly difficult. Families often find it challenging to deal with the mental, emotional, and financial impacts moving forward. In many cases, families are forced to cover funeral costs, burial expenses, and other end-of-life costs that are challenging for them to deal with. After losing a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, your family might have the ability to pursue compensation to cover these and other expenses. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Woolwich can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.
A wrongful death lawyer will be able to help your family take legal action against the at-fault driver. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family seek financial compensation for some of the costs and the losses that you face. While no amount of money can replace your loved one, having the resources to cover the financial burden can help to alleviate some of the stress you face.
For over three decades, the New Jersey truck accident lawyers at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq have been dedicated to helping clients get justice and compensation for their losses. Our team will fiercely advocate on your behalf to ensure your family’s best interests are protected throughout the entire legal process. You can depend on our law firm to help you achieve the outcome you expect for your case. To schedule a free consultation, contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm at 800-923-3456 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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