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Garbage truck and tractor trailer collide on Route 1 intersection

Throughout the nation including the Somerville area, trucks play an important role. They transport goods from one point to another making it possible to conveniently have access to the items we depend on each day. With so many of these vehicles regularly on the road, it is inevitable that at some point they will be involved in an accident with another vehicle.

A truck accident involving two of the large vehicles occurred last month on Route 1 in the New Jersey city of Edison. One of the trucks was a tractor-trailer, the other a garbage truck. It is not clear how the incident that took place where Route 1 and Prince Street intersect, transpired, but the end result is that one of the trucks is leaning on the other. A police officer indicated that a red-light camera is in use at the scene, but said he did not know if it had anything to do with the incident happening.

While it is unknown what, if any, injuries the drivers sustained, when such large vehicles are involved, the potential for them to be seriously hurt is always there. If, in fact, either of them is injured and it is determined that the red-light camera contributed in some way to the accident occurring, it is possible that personal injury lawsuits could be filed against the entity responsible for the installation and maintenance of the equipment.

The money recovered in successful lawsuits of this nature could be used to pay medical bills or cover lost wages.

Source: The Star-Ledger, "Route 1 collision between garbage truck and tractor-trailer clogs traffic in Edison," Seth Augenstein, June 28, 2012

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