Oakland, NJ – Trucker Injured in Collision on I-287 at Skyline Dr
Oakland, NJ (April 25, 2020) – A truck driver was injured after his big rig collided with a vehicle-carrier and overturned on Friday morning, April 24th. The accident took place near Oakland, at the intersection of I-287 and Skyline Drive. Local officials reported that the collision occurred at around 11:44 a.m.
The 50-year-old Wallington man driving the rig was transported to a hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey following the crash. Sources revealed that the trucker’s tractor-trailer was owned by Environmental Equipment, a limited liability company in Woodland Park. The car-carrier, registered to Supreme Auto Transport, of Longmont, Colorado, also overturned, but the driver didn’t sustain injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
New Jersey Semi-Truck Crashes
Each year, around 5,000 people are killed in semi-truck accidents across the country. More than half of those killed are occupants of smaller passenger vehicles. Only just 2 percent of reported deaths involve those inside the cab.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a semi-truck, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages. Winning a legal claim against a trucking company is far from easy, considering that you will be going up against their army of lawyers. To secure the settlement you deserve, you will need your own experienced New Jersey 18-wheeler crash attorney to fight on your behalf.
At Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC, we are known for our tenacity in the courtroom and our ability to recover rightful compensation for our clients. We have proudly helped the people of New Jersey fight for the justice they deserve after an accident. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a crash involving a tractor-trailer, call us today at (201) 997- 0030.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts is to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.