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Truck driver causes fatal accident in Perth Amboy

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2017 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents |

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it can be extremely hard for Monmouth County families to recover. Accidents happen for many different reasons but when a family member is killed in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence, it can be especially devastating.

A recent crash in Perth Amboy has left a New Jersey man dead. His car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and while he initially survived the crash, he reportedly died a short time later. Three other people were also injured following subsequent collisions. However, those injuries were all minor and the people are expected to recover.

According to authorities, the driver of the truck was under the influence at the time of the accident, although it is unknown what substances were involved. A driver who had spotted the truck driving dangerously called 911 just prior to the accident. After the victim’s car was hit from behind, it struck another vehicle. The impact from the crash also caused the truck to jackknife, leading two additional vehicles to also crash. It is not clear what kind of charges the driver of the truck may be facing.

On top of the overwhelming grief that goes along with losing someone close, many people also find themselves struggling financially, especially if they relied on the victim’s pay check. People who have lost a loved one in a deadly crash may wish to contact an experienced attorney.

Source: NBC New York, “Man Dies in Crash With Tractor-Trailer in New Jersey: Police,” Sept. 7, 2017