The Route 23 and Route 287 intersection in Riverdale, New Jersey, is the site of another dump truck accident, the sixth in the past two months. This truck-accident hot spot has seen more accidents in the past two months than an area will usually see in a year, says the borough’s police chief. It seems that many truckers fail to notice the traffic light at the bottom of the Route 287 exit and don’t have enough time to slow down at the bottom of the hill. Police have also previously stationed officers in the area to catch speeding trucks.

The accident happened as the dump truck driver drove down the steep hill and apparently lost control of the vehicle, hitting eight cars. The driver claims he experienced brake failure, but State Police determined the brakes were functional. After hitting the eight cars, the truck eventually rolled over and stopped.

Five people were injured in the crash, all of whom were taken to Chilton Hospital. The Record reports that the victims all suffered head and neck injuries, but there have been no reports on the extent of anyone’s injuries. It is believed that the victims all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but the severity of the injuries remains unknown.

Although the truck driver will face criminal charges, he should also be held liable to the numerous people injured because of his apparent carelessness. All motorists must be careful while driving, but truck drivers must be especially so. Because of the size and weight of a truck, careless driving could cause horrific injuries and tremendous financial and emotional strain on someone injured in a truck accident. There is no excuse for irresponsible driving by truckers and it is important to hold them liable for any damage or destruction they cause. Contact a Yuma auto accident lawyer if you have any questions.

Driving Without a License

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Some key questions to ask include:

  • Was your license suspended for a reason other than a traffic violation?You may be able to clear up your license suspension matter by clearing up other financial obligations and working to amend the charge of driving without a license.
  • Did you know your license was suspended? Was the Scheduled Suspension Notice mailed to the correct address?
  • Was your license suspended due to multiple violations? If so, it’s possible that errors were made involving a previous conviction making the license suspension invalid.

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Reckless driving conviction can result in steep penalties, including added points to your driving record. Upon receiving six or more points on your record within a three-year period, you will be assessed a surcharge. Twelve or more points will result in license suspension, and points on your license could potentially increase your insurance rates without Orlando legal help for criminal charges.

Other penalties for reckless driving in Orlando can include:

  • Up to two months’ jail time (three months for a second offense)
  • Fines ranging from $50-$200 (up to $500 for a second offense)
  • Five points added to your driving record

Sunday accident ends life of Florida motorcyclist

Another motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Florida resident this week after his bike struck the back end of a pickup truck. The 35-year-old cyclist died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the now considered fatal accident.

A representative from the Cincinnati car wreck lawyers told media journalists that they responded to an accident report on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011.

When the Florida Highway Patrol arrived on scene, they immediately determined the necessary medical response teams and closed the road to conduct an investigation and clean up the debris scattered across the roadway.

After initial investigation the Florida Highway Patrol officers were able to determine that the motorcycle had struck the back end of the pickup truck driven by a 75-year-old man from Lehigh. When it collided with the truck, the cyclist was ejected from the vehicle.

The truck began to swerve across the westbound lanes of State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres. The motorcyclist’s body was hit by the out of control pickup truck. The cyclist’s body bounced from the truck and into the eastbound lanes of the roadway.

The 85-year-old driver of an oncoming Nissan Maxima could not take evasive maneuvers in time and ended up also striking the cyclist. The helmet that the cyclist was wearing for safety did not prevent him from the life-threatening injuries caused by the force of the two vehicles. At some point during the accident or shortly after, the cyclist died of his injuries.

While authorities were able to determine which vehicles went where during the crash, they have not reported their suspicions about what caused the two vehicles to collide. When driver negligence is involved in a crash, victims may be eligible for compensation for damages that they suffer as a result.