Cranbury Twp. – An investigation is conducted by the New Jersey State Police involving an accident at the Turnpike of New Jersey in Cranbury Twp., Middlesex County.

The mishap occurred just after 9:00 o’clock in Tuesday evening along the lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike north of Exit 8 going north.

N. J. State Police reported that three tractor trailers collided that resulted on an eruption of fire.

No details were out regarding injuries. Police advised motorists that delays are expected on the area.

The fiery crash involving 3 tractor trailers on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township resulted to the death of one person. The crash took place late Tuesday night along the inner roadway of the northbound side of I-95, north of I-8 in the New Jersey Rte. 33.

New Jersey State Police confirmed that three rigs were involved in the fiery crash that forced them to close all northbound lanes. Traffic was backed up for as long as 2 1/2 miles.

Authorities said that more information will be made available after the investigation.

State police say one person has been killed in a fiery tractor-trailer crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

It happened Tuesday night in the northbound lanes just north of Exit 8 in Cranbury Township.

State police have not released the name of the victim or further details. They continue their investigation.

All over interstates and across highways of America, accidents involving tractor trailers are on the rise. Statistics for this type of accident show that American roads have witness over 500,000 accidents annually. This data is accurate as it is released by The United States Department of Transportation. Unfortunately, these of these types of accidents often end in fatalities. The reason is the monstrous size of these vehicles that plying highways between states hauling cargoes that can put these trucks to weigh more than 80,000 pounds each.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is seen as a possible cause of tractor trailer accidents. Driving while under the influence, will impair all motor skills, and might cause you to come face to face with a truck.

Truck drivers are subject to fatigue caused by driving for countless hours that is found to be the leading cause of tractor trailer accidents in the U.S. Drivers of rigs are operating non-stop, they have to stay behind the wheel for hours or days at a time. Drivers must get their cargo to their destination promptly or they will get penalized in their payment for the shipment.

For your own safety, if you are travelling along interstate or highway, be prepared to encounter tractor trailers or rigs that command the road  on account of their size and power. Be careful and stay cautious; be a defensive driver, and always pay attention every time you are approaching an 18-wheel truck. An accident is always a possibility, it is better to be safe than sorry.

If you or your loved one has been harmed or fatally injured in a vehicular accident caused by the negligence of a distracted driver, contact a auto accident lawyer now for free consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages, as well as pain and suffering.

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