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New Jersey truck driver charged in collision with train

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2014 | Truck Accidents |

Truck wrecks take place for numerous reasons, from a distracted truck driver to a negligent truck company. Sadly, truck accidents can be particularly dangerous due to the sheer size of a semi. When someone is involved in a semi truck crash in Monmouth or any other New Jersey city, they may lose their life or suffer from a permanent disability afterward. As a result, anyone who has been hurt or is dealing with the loss of a loved one following a truck accident should do everything they can to try and move forward.

According to officials, the driver of a semi truck was trying to cross railroad tracks when the tractor trailer was hit by a train. The crash, which happened in Berks County, Pennsylvania, caused a passenger in the truck to suffer minor injuries. The passenger was taken to the hospital and no one else was injured in the accident.

The driver of the semi truck was charged in the collision, which took place right before 8:30 a.m. The accident left the semi truck split in two and resulted in the spilling of aluminum it was carrying. A railway company representative said the train was pulling 102 loaded cars.

In addition to the physical and emotional toll of a truck accident, these crashes may also cause serious financial hardships for those involved. From lost wages to medical expenses and funeral costs, the financial toll of a truck crash can be significant. Someone who is dealing with this should carefully explore all of their options and may want to contact an attorney if they decide to take legal action.

Source:, “Train strikes truck, no injuries in Berks incident,” Liz Kilmer, Aug. 12, 2014