Jersey City, NJ – An incident occurred in Jersey City early Friday, resulting in the loss of a 21-year-old female passenger from Bloomfield, who remains unidentified. Both the driver of the Audi and another passenger are currently hospitalized as of Friday.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has provided preliminary details of this accident.
At approximately 2:15 a.m., a collision unfolded near the intersection of Route 1 and 9 north ramp on Route 139 West. The accident involved an Audi and a tractor-trailer. Upon arrival at the scene, law enforcement found the Audi flipped over on its roof.
Both the driver of the Audi and another passenger are currently hospitalized as of Friday. The driver of the tractor-trailer escaped without injuries.
While the prosecutor’s office confirmed that the driver received a summons, it did not specify the reason behind the summons or provide further details regarding the circumstances of the accident.
An Investigation is Needed to Know All the Causes of this Crash.
What sad news to read of another young lady’s life cut short due to a large truck collision. My most heartfelt condolences go out to her loved ones and the other two victims hospitalized.
Unfortunately, large truck fatalities are not uncommon and happen way too often. In 2021, 4,714 people were killed in these types of accidents (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2023). Different factors play out in large truck collisions, but many have the same root cause: driver error and/or negligence on the part of the trucking company.
This case will present unique challenges. The facts suggest the accident occurred in the early mornings. It will be easy for the truck driver to point to the young motorists as the cause of the crash. However, we have found that accidents such as this one are often the result of many causes. To ensure the injured and deceased receive justice, this accident should be investigated by trained professionals.
For one, accidents that involve such a high impact that a car flips over indicate speeding. Drivers, truckers especially, should practice driving at a safe distance from other vehicles, allow themselves ample time to slow down if a car unexpectedly cuts in front of them and to avoid slamming into a much smaller vehicle at full speed. When truckers fail to follow these rules, they should be held responsible for their actions.
In addition, trucking companies have a duty to the driving public to hire drivers who can adhere to the highest safety standards. When trucking companies fail to provide motorists an opportunity to share the road with safe truckers, they must account for the harm that happens due to their drivers’ errors.
Trucking companies are also responsible for training and managing their drivers safely. This means providing drivers with safety training and policies designed to reduce accidents and injuries and placing people over profits, When trucking companies put people over profits, their drivers speed to meet deadlines and drive past legal limits. This increases the likelihood of fatal crashes.
While we still do not know what caused this terrible accident, we do know that a life was lost, and two young men have suffered injuries. Crashes such as this must be investigated to ensure all wrongdoing is identified and those responsible are held accountable.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in truck accident cases, with extensive experience in dealing with commercial truck accidents.
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