The horrible Elizabeth bus accident occurred on February 14 about 7:30 AM near exit 13 on the northbound outer roadway of the New Jersey Turnpike. The bus, on the 139 line, was headed from Lakewood to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on February 14th morning when it collided with a tractor-trailer. Police said that 25 passengers were taken to local New Jersey hospitals for personal injury. Four people seeked emergency medical attention right after the accident. There were 33 passengers in the bus. The remaining people, who did not need any medical care, continued their trip on another bus. There were no fatalities reported. The New Jersey tractor-trailer-bus accident is under the investigation of local police forces. The New Jersey turnpike is passable.
Tractor-trailers are responsible for many severe injuries in accidents because of their weight, overloading and size. Commercial vehicles drivers exceeding the speed limits put other road participants in danger of losing health and lives. Many motor vehicle wrongful death victims were killed in rear-end, head-on, T-bone or jackknife collisions involving semi-trucks and tractor-trailers in New Jersey. There could be more than one defendant in tractor-trailers accidents for personal injury or wrongful death cases. Both a truck driver and a company own the vehicle may be held liable for the injury or fatality. Injured victims and deceased people’s estate survivors may be entitled to seek justice in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In case of any major road crash, tractor-trailer collision or other accident, contact our personal injury lawyer for legal help at the Trapani Law Firm.