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18-wheeler blows through red light, injures 10 in multi crashes

It is about a 10-hour drive north from Raleigh along the coast to get to Edison, New Jersey. It’s the kind of drive that long-haul truckers make routinely, usually without incident. Unfortunately, when mistakes are made with tractor-trailers, everyone on the road is in danger of severe injuries or being killed by the enormous, heavy trucks.

A few days ago, 10 people were injured – including one who suffered critical injuries – in a chain-reaction truck crash in Edison. Investigators said an 18-wheeler failed to stop at a red light at an intersection.

The tractor-trailer slammed into the back of a minivan, law enforcement officials said. The impact of the truck sent the minivan hurtling forward. According to a news report, it collided with at least six other vehicles. The truck also continued moving, striking up to eight vehicles, officials said.

The driver of the minivan suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition. Nine other injured people were taken to the same medical center and treated for injuries listed as minor.

The trucker was also taken to the hospital. Police questioned him there, but have not released a statement about why the truck driver did not stop at the red light.

While we do not know why brakes weren’t applied, we do know that in many similar crashes the driver was distracted; paying attention to a phone instead of traffic signals and the other vehicles.

When a distracted driver is behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, their responsibilities are enormous. Those giant, lumbering trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, or nearly 20 times as much as a typical minivan.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss a vigorous pursuit of justice and full compensation for all damages.

 

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