The car crash occurred last month during the morning rush hour, a short time after 9:00 a.m. According to a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police, an elderly woman operating a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling southbound on the Garden State Parkway and approaching milepost 115.7 in Holmdel NJ when she lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the rear of a dump truck parked on the side of the highway. The truck was situated on the right shoulder of the GSP and was unoccupied at the time of the auto accident.
The driver of the car suffered significant physical injuries as a result of the collision with the dump truck. She was briefly treated at the scene by members of the Holmdel First Aid Squad before being rushed via helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Doctors at the Neptune hospital provided additional medical treatment and stabilized her condition.
After the accident, law enforcement shut down on the express lanes on the GSP for roughly four hours while emergency crews worked to clear the accident scene and remove debris.
Meanwhile, NJ State Police is investigating the truck accident. It is still unclear exactly what might have caused the crash. Depending on the circumstances leading to the accident, it is possible that the injured motorist could file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. For instance, mechanical failure or a defective auto part would potentially expose the car manufacturer to a product liability lawsuit.
For further information about this personal injury case, read the following article: Car crashes into dump truck on Parkway