A semi-trailer reportedly crashed into a car on the morning of Thursday, June 9 and left the scene.
The accident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. along Route 1 in Plainsboro, New Jersey. A woman who in her 30s was operating a Honda Civic that landed on a concrete median after being struck by the truck. Police said that the white semi-trailer was headed in the southern direction on Route 1 in the vicinity of College Road when it struck the Honda Civic from the rear. The Honda moved slightly toward the left and was hit a second time, after which it went onto the concrete median.
The woman suffered injuries that were described as minor. After being briefly treated at the scene of the motor vehicle accident, she was transported to Princeton Hospital.
Police are looking for the driver of the semi-trailer. Authorities are investigating to determine whether the accident was motivated by road rage or whether the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. Police believe that the semi-trailer that hit the vehicle weighs 40 tons.
The truck driver may potentially be liable in a personal injury lawsuit if his conduct was negligent or if he was marked by road rage.
If you were the victim of a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence, carelessness or malice of another person, the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner may be able to help you hold the responsible party accountable for causing your injury. You can potentially recover compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of potential future earnings, and pain and suffering. In addition, you can collect for permanent injuries and disabilities, as well as punitive damages. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the personal injury attorneys at Proner and Proner.