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Two People Dead and Multiple Injured in Accident Involving Commercial Truck

By Lependorf & Silverstein on February 20, 2022

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Pemberton Township, NJ (January 17th, 2022) – According to the New Jersey State Police, two men lost their lives and several others were injured when their vehicle collided with a commercial box truck in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 9th in Burlington County.

The person operating the small passenger vehicle has been identified as 24-year-old Tyshaun Carter, a resident of Mount Holly. Mr. Carter was heading southbound on Route 628 at roughly 4:00 a.m. when his vehicle collided with a box truck that was turning left as it drove out of a driveway.

New Jersey State Police indicate that following the collision, the small passenger vehicle collided with a utility pole, including a pole and tunnel, which carries a drain beneath the road.

Police indicate that Mr. Carter, along with a passenger traveling in the rear seat of the vehicle were both thrown out of the car in the accident. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which approached milepost 3.3. In Springfield.

The second deceased victim was identified by authorities as 53-year-old Christopher Blackhorn, a resident of Pemberton Township.

In addition to the deceased victims, two other passengers of the small vehicle sustained injuries in the accident. One of the victims has only been identified as a 27-year-old Browns Mills resident. He was riding in the vehicle’s front passenger seat. The second injured victim has also not been named. He has only been identified as a 25-year-old man, a resident of Pennsauken. This injured person was seated in the vehicle’s rear seat, right-hand side.

According to authorities, the only person wearing a seatbelt was the individual traveling on the vehicle’s front passenger seat.

Sgt. Philip Curry from the New Jersey State Police has stated that the person operating the box truck was not injured as a result of the accident.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined by authorities and the case remains under investigation. The State Police is requesting anyone with information to contact the department.

Commercial truck accidents are a danger to most motorists since these accidents tend to have catastrophic consequences to those in the average vehicle. A commercial truck can weigh thousands of pounds more than a regular passenger vehicle, particularly when it is being used to transport goods. When a commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the momentum of the weight it carries can prove to be fatal to those in the smaller vehicle.

Commercial truck accidents happen regularly because these drivers are often overworked, drowsy, fatigued, are under the influence of a substance, or are operating the vehicle under unsafe weather and light conditions. Aside from this, there is also a risk of mechanical failures, such as faulty brakes, tire blowouts, defective signal lights, and defective transmission systems. In some cases, the truck company can be negligent when it comes to maintaining the truck and ensuring the safety of others.

Whenever a traffic accident happens by the fault of another party’s negligence, monetary compensation could be obtained from the liable party. Building a strong case against the at-fault party, however, is no easy feat.

Depending on the case, building a strong case against the negligent party can require the collection of evidence such as taking pictures of the scene of the crash. The phrase “pictures are worth a thousand words” is true in the field of personal injury. Pictures taken at the site will be paramount, and they can be used to carefully assess key details of the accident, even if actual evidence has been destroyed. Pictures can be used to scrutinize any tracks on the road that could demonstrate the trajectory of the vehicles, which may reveal who was at fault for the accident.

Additionally, building a strong case can also require obtaining a police report to use as supplemental evidence for the case. When the police gave the other driver a ticket citation for breaking the law when the accident happened, this may also be used to indicate that the other driver was at fault for the accident.

When it comes to commercial vehicles, drivers are usually required to log in their hours of vehicle operation. By scrutinizing a commercial truck driver’s logged hours, it may be possible to determine whether the driver was tired or drowsy while operating the vehicle. Driving while fatigued is, unfortunately, a major cause of accidents among commercial truck drivers.

Whenever any traffic accident happens, there is no other evidence that can be more important than an established medical record. Obtaining financial compensation from a negligent party can be close to impossible when there is no proof that an injury exists. For this reason, it is crucial that those injured in a commercial truck accident seek an immediate medical evaluation to begin a record of their injuries.

If you or someone you love was recently injured in a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle, it is important to know that supplemental compensation can be obtained from the party that caused the accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to obtain compensation for the damages you have accrued as a result of the accident. This can include economic damages and non-economic damages, such as hospital bills, loss of earning potential, mental anguish, and emotional distress.

After you have been involved in an accident involving a commercial vehicle in New Jersey, speak with an experienced attorney whom you can trust. A well-established attorney will ensure you receive the monetary compensation you truly deserve.

For many years, the dedicated attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C have advocated on behalf of injured people who bear the consequences of another’s negligence. Whether the accident involved a box truck, semi-truck, or other type of commercial vehicle, compensation may be secured when the accident was caused as a result of another’s negligence. If you were recently injured in a traffic accident involving a commercial vehicle in New Jersey, discuss your case with Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. The law firm is prepared to help you investigate the case, secure critical evidence, and champion for the highest compensation available. Schedule your complimentary consultation today by completing the online contact form here.

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The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.

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