A crash in New Jersey on Route 10 West that involved 10 vehicles may have been caused by the faulty brakes of one vehicle, according to Denville police captain. Reportedly, a 46-year-old Ocean Township man was driving a tanker truck on Route 10 when its brakes failed. The tanker truck was carrying 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel and 7,000 gallons of gasoline at the time of the truck accident.
The driver reportedly attempted to stop the vehicle by crossing into the left lane and hitting the median.The tanker truck struck the median six times but ultimately bounced off the median. After striking the median, the tanker truck collided with nine other cars. Six people were sent to St. Clare's hospital following the crash. The six people reportedly only sustained minor injuries during the crash. Route 10 West was closed for two hours following the crash according to the police.
The tractor trailer did not spill any of its load. Fluids that were spilled from the other vehicles involved in the collision were cleared up by the Morris County Hazardous Materials team. The police stated that the 46-year-old tanker driver was issued a summons regarding operating an unsafe vehicle.
Six people were injured in this accident and may be able to open a compensation claim with the aid of a personal compensation attorney. This truck was a commercial vehicle that was carrying a load of gasoline, this means that it is likely that the company that the truck belongs to has an insurance policy that will pay out during such claims. Those injured in the crash will likely want to be compensated for their medical bills, any damage caused to their vehicles, any lost wages and any additional damages that they may have suffered due to the crash. Find out more by calling our Woodbridge motor vehicle accident attorneys.