Single Pick-Up Truck Accident Leads to One Death
October 24, 2017
In late July, a man in his early twenties veered off the road in his pick-up truck. After going down a small hill, and hitting a number of trees, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was driving northbound on East Shore, an area known for both its windy and narrow roads, along with a lot of forest surrounding it. This road has been a very popular area in New Jersey for car accidents, as a drunk driver who is driving too fast can easily go off the road and into a handful of trees within seconds.
The truck being driven was a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup truck. When police officials arrived on the scene, they noted that the pickup truck was completely smashed. He crashed on the right side of the road, whereas if he went off to the left, he would have gone right into Greenwood Lake, an area that would have been much harder to find evidence.
Though not officially released, it is thought that the man may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Police arrived on scene around 2:30 am, but the accident may have occurred up to twenty minutes before police were notified.
There is some speculation that there may have been another car involved, be it a race, or even a hit and run which caused the truck to go flying into the trees. The truck is too damaged from the trees to find out if it had been hit by another car. The investigation remains open.
Car accidents are scary, and no one wants to hear the news that their loved one has either been hurt or killed in a car accident. Many times, there is another party to blame. The negligence of other drivers often leads to one facing a very serious accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact Hoyt & Hoyt, P.C. today. Our attorneys will do everything possible to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Contact our offices today for a consultation.
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