A Jackson New Jersey man suffered serious physical injuries after he was struck by a trailer on the back of a truck. At the time of the car accident, the victim was attempting to walk across the street in Tinton Falls, NJ.
The pedestrian accident occurred around 8:44 a.m. The victim, a 27-year-old resident of Jackson NJ, had barely stepped into the street when a 2001 Dodge Ram Truck reportedly traveled past him. The truck was headed in the southern direction on Hope Road and carrying a trailer behind it. The vehicle went past the victim, but the trailer made forceful contact the pedestrian and knocked him to the pavement.
The man was briefly treated at the scene of the van accident before emergency medical responders transported him to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. Doctors at the medical facility provided the auto accident victim with further medical treatment and stabilized his condition. The man remained in the hospital overnight so that doctors could monitor him and ensure that he did not suffer any significant medical setbacks.
At this time, the Tinton Falls Police Department Traffic Safety Unit, the Ocean Township Police Department, and the Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corporation (MONOC) are actively investigating the truck accident and attempting to determine exactly what might have caused the collision. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, it is possible that the driver of the Dodge truck could be cited for multiple traffic violations.
Additionally, liability in municipal court for a moving violation would potentially affect any personal injury lawsuit that is filed on behalf of the injured pedestrian. The car accident victim, who is from Jackson, NJ, may ultimately decide to file a civil suit against the driver of the truck and seek damages. In a typical car accident case, the plaintiff can sue to receive compensation for medical bills, the costs of rehabilitation, lost wages due to time missed from work, and pain and suffering.
For more information about this personal injury case, read the following article: Man hospitalized after being hit by trailer, police said