According to an article on NJ.com, a serious truck accident on the morning of December 27, 2012 took the lives of three people on the New Jersey Turnpike. The crash involved two tractor trailers and two other vehicles near mile-marker 39.8 in Mount Laurel.
The three people killed in the crash were occupants of a Toyota Camry that was southbound on the Turnpike when it was rear-ended by one of the tractor trailers. The fourth occupant of the Camry was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Neither of the tractor trailer operators suffered injuries, nor did the occupants of a Ford Edge, which was also involved in the crash.
After the crash, all southbound lanes were closed for several hours while traffic was diverted onto Route 195 in Mercer County from the Turnpike at exit 7A. All lanes were reopened by 3:30 p.m., however, motorists are still encouraged to use Route 295 and avoid the area. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a New Jersey tractor trailer accident, the experienced NJ tractor trailer accident attorneys at Blume Forte can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. To find out whether you may have a case, call us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.