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2 left injured after bridge collapse in New Jersey

Getting hit by another vehicle isn't the only way you can get hurt on the road due to someone else's negligence. In some cases, their reckless driving can lead to bridge collapses, debris or other issues that cause an accident on the roads. When this happens, you may still be able to prove that the other driver was liable for your injuries.

One example of this kind of accident happened recently in New Jersey. A Feb. 12 report discussed how two men were involved in an accident when a tractor-trailer with a heavy load and crane collided with an overpass. The overpass collapsed in places, resulting in heavy steel and concrete crushing the van.

Both men were trapped inside, suffering from injuries. One man was able to be pulled out of the vehicle on the passenger side shortly after the accident, but emergency workers had to work for an hour and a half before they could get the driver out. He was found in critical condition. The Mayor of Secaucus said that he thinks it's a miracle that the men have survived this accident; both were conscious and able to talk, even with injuries. The news didn't say if the tractor-trailer driver was okay. He did stop following the accident, so he was on the scene when rescue workers arrived.

In cases like this, the investigation may look into the height of the overpass and if the driver knew his vehicle was too tall. Simple errors in judgment like this case can lead to serious injuries for other drivers, so it's important that the at-fault driver is held accountable.

Source: 4 New York, "2 Trapped in Van After Accident on Route 3 in New Jersey; Parts of Highway Shut Down: Officials" Brian Thompson, Feb. 12, 2015

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