The driver of a 2002 Lexus sedan, a 40-year-old man, was transported to Newark University Hospital with injuries after crashing into a tractor-trailer parked on the side of the road. The passenger of the sedan, identified only as a 41-year-old man, was taken to Rahway Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Both men were indicated as being residents of Elizabeth, NJ.
The incident occurred on the eastbound lanes near the 1100 block of St. George Avenue and south of the intersection with Stiles Rd. It was reported at 1 AM on Wednesday, October 23rd.
Local authorities, including Linden Police Traffic Bureau and the Union County Homicide Task Force, are conducting an investigation.
A contributor to Legal Herald and experienced attorney Brian Kent, shared the following comments for individuals who have felt the effects that a truck crash can have on a victim and their family:
“When a person is involved in a crash with a truck, they’re not the only ones who suffer. In fact, all of their family is often shook up by the trauma that these accidents can bring. As one can imagine, this trauma is significantly worse when the victim of the accident does not survive.
Unfortunately, there’s a dark side to these situations which many people are not familiar with. It’s true that the emotional distress can be unbearable, but it’s made significantly more intense when expenses start to pile up.
A grieving family can be hit with medical expenses, funeral bills and burial costs, along with the loss of the income that the deceased provided. The average American family simply does not have the resources to handle all of this.
Luckily, there is a legal path that they can take to relieve this overwhelming pressure. By filing a truck accident lawsuit, whether after an injury or death, the family of the victim can receive a compensation that can ease their struggle.
The amount of money that can be awarded via a case or settlement depends on the specific circumstances. For this reason, victims should consult their situation with an experienced truck accident attorney who will be able to analyze their case and break down all the legal options on the table.”