Hackensack, NJ – Fatal Injuries in Box Truck Crash on I-80

Hackensack, NJ - Fatal Injuries in Box Truck Crash on I-80

Hackensack, NJ (May 22, 2024) – There were fatal injuries reported after a crash involving a box truck in the Hackensack area on Tuesday, May 21. The deadly accident was reported on Interstate 80 WB just before midnight and involved multiple vehicles. It was revealed that a tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline into oncoming traffic. 

The semi crashed into an oncoming box truck which caught fire in the impact. The driver of the box truck suffered fatal injuries in the incident. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to put out the fire and provide aid to the involved parties. Occupants of the tractor-trailer and a sport utility vehicle involved in the accident were also injured. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in New Jersey

Hackensack, NJ - Fatal Injuries in Box Truck Crash on I-80Because New Jersey is a hub for industry, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are all over the state’s roads. This makes the road less safe and contributes to a high number of truck accidents. According to New Jersey truck accident statistics, there were 32 tractor-trailer wrecks and 35 truck accident fatalities in the state in a recent year. A total of 4,714 people died in total in 2021, an increase of roughly 17 percent from 2020. Truck occupants were involved in nearly 16 percent of deaths, with nearly 68 percent involving occupants of passenger cars. You need to be prepared to seek a claim for compensation with the assistance of an experienced attorney if you or someone you love is injured in a trucking accident.

Achieving a full recovery on your own after any type of accident can be difficult. It is always better to partner with a Hackensack semi-truck accident lawyer to pursue a strong claim for recovery. The legal team at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is here to help. Contact our offices today at (800) 923-3456. 

Notes: Our accident news pieces utilize secondary sources like police and fire accident reports, news articles, and eyewitness testimonies. We have not independently verified this information at Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq. If you find inaccuracies, please contact us for correction. To request post-removal, please inform us, and we will promptly comply.

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