Franklin Township, NJ – Three Killed and One Injured in Intersection Truck CrashNew Jersey Legal News
Franklin Township, NJ (July 8, 2019) – On Sunday, July 7th, three people were killed and one was critically injured in a truck crash that took place in a Franklin Township intersection.
The accident took place when a tanker truck with propane in the back allegedly ran into a passenger vehicle. Those who lost their lives were driver 19-year-old Mariela Cardoso-Baez, father 44-year-old Jose Cardoso, and 45-year-old mother Adriana Baez Mellado. They were all pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at the intersection of West Boulevard and Lake Road.
Cardoso-Baez’s 11-year-old brother survived the crash but was flown by medical helicopter to the Cooper University Hospital for emergency surgery. He is now listed in critical condition.
At the time, Cardozo-Baez was driving south on Lake Road around 3:20 p.m. when she suddenly pulled in front of a tanker truck while it was entering into the intersection.
The passenger vehicle overturned and was immediately pinned under the truck’s cab as both vehicles went off the side of the road. The driver of the tanker truck has since been identified as a 48-year-old man from Clementon. He had head and neck pains and was taken to the hospital.
It took approximately two hours to free all of the victims from their passenger vehicle due to the damage done to the vehicle. At this time, the circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the parties who lost their lives in this horrific accident.
Truck Accidents in New Jersey
Truck accidents might not happen as commonly across New Jersey due to the fact that truck drivers are some of the safest drivers on our roads. In one recent year, it was dictated that approximately 104,000 people were injured in New Jersey truck accidents at the hands of negligent parties. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you have many rights to compensation.
Our attorneys at Brady, Brady & Reilly are here for you during this difficult time in your life. We have helped many clients in the midst of their cases and are here to help with the complexities that sometimes play a role in these cases. Please contact us at (201) 997-0030 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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